Trinkets, Baubles, & Ephemera: This Will Look Real Good On Your Shelf - MFA thesis exhibition


Deep Fake, ed/30, 2019.

Slip cast Ceramic, Glaze, Linocut, Votive Box,

8"x1"x10".



Opening Reception: May 14, 2022, 6-9pm

Regular Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun, 12-5pm

Also by Appointment, contact:

khcolli1@uno.edu, 405.476.3517



Trinkets, Baubles, & Ephemera: This Will Look Real Good On Your Shelf visits the relationships between objects and humanity. By utilizing a variety of mediums, Kjelshus Collins thesis exhibit will explore the realm of simulacra and consumerism. Pieces made from casting, traditional printmaking, and a menagerie of ceramics will be shown throughout the St. Claude gallery.


Amongst the works will be a series of humorous ceramic vessels dubbed, Requinware, with requin being French for shark, or menacing grin. These pottery pieces have been glazed with an exaggerated shark mouth and eyes similar to the nose art of warplanes and surfboards. Kjelshus has described this as a type of humorous “social graffiti” and abstract masking, war paint for the cupboard. Aside from these vessels a number of large ceramic sculptures and face jugs will also be on display throughout the gallery.


Other pieces will be related to the artist designed toy genre made popular in East Asia and the American coasts of the past two decades. These works are handmade from polymers and ceramics and satirically touch on ancient and modern society. Linocut printing has been used as the packaging for some of these pieces. All works will be for sale directly from the artist.



Série deux: céramique haute culture, Requinware, 2019.

Stoneware, Glaze,

6"x12"x12".



Chattering Teeth Two Part Bento Box, 2020.

Stoneware,

20"x12"x15".