Wednesday, November 24, 2021

JAY OWENS: The Hills Also Have Eyes, November 12 – December 4, 2021


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Monday, November 22, 2021

JAY OWENS Preview of The Hills Also Have Eyes Sculptures

Summertime, 2014, 

earthenware clay and glazes,

dimensions variable, $ 2,500

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

JAY Owens The Hills Also Have Eyes Paintings and Drawings


Summer Evening by The Fire, 2020,
pastel on paper,24 x 18 in., $1,300

Study for Armadillocordion, 2021, oil on
canvas, 24 x 20 in., $1,200

Star Motel, 2018, colored pencil on board,
11 x 12 in., $400

Shredder, 2020, pastel on paper, 
14 x 11 in., $475

Possum Remix, 2017, ink and charcoal
on paper, 17 x 13, $550.

Militaristic Menu, 2015, acrylic on canvas,
12 x 16, $550

Mashup #1, 2020, oil pastel on 
toned board, 14 x 10 in. ($425.

Kitchen Sink, 2016, acrylic on paper, 14 x 12 in.,

Hurricane Gator, 2021, mixed media
on paper, 36 x 28 in. $1,850

Guston's Mower, 2020, oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in.,

Flying Toast, 2015, acrylic on canvas,
16 x 12, $550

Cotton Fire, 2020, pastel on paper,
24 x 18 in., $1,300

Commute, 2020, mixed media on 
paper, 14 x 11, $475.

Carmine Pink, 2021, colored pencil   
and graphite on paper, 14 x 11 in.,

4 Shredders, 2020, charcoal on
paper, 14 x 11 in., $475

Friday, December 11, 2015

New/Group: Cassidy + Flowers + Misenheimer + Owens, December 4, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Biography Jay Owens

I was born in upstate South Carolina in 1978. I grew up in Westminster most of my life.  In 1995 I attended the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts 5 week Honors Program at Furman University.  
After high school I attended Winthrop University in painting.  Outside of my obligatory classes, I found my way to the ceramics studio to throw. Later I changed my major to ceramics.  While at Winthrop I took summer classes at Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey with potter Mary Barringer and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine with potter Michael Simon.  During this experience in the summer of 1999 my work began to take on a voice of its own.  After 3 years at Winthrop, I moved to Logan, Utah to attend Utah State University as an exchange student.  I was looking for a new challenge.  I really enjoyed the desert, beautiful mountains and snow.  I stayed to finish my undergraduate degree in ceramics. I enjoyed the bigger university setting.   I was exposed to ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from England, Australia, and Japan. In 2001 I traveled to Niger, West Africa to look at pottery and live in the culture that was influencing my work. While there I had the opportunity to work with potter Monika Galleria for 3 weeks. In Niger I began to understand what it means to be a potter.  Working in Boubon, a village on the Niger River, allowed me time alone to work and lose myself in a new place and different culture. After my trip my work took a different direction. My sculptural and pottery pieces began to merge in way that had not before.  I became more expressionistic with form and color.  While at Utah State I received an Undergraduate Research Grant that gave me the opportunity to explore clay sculpture.  I graduated from Utah State, Cum Laude in 2002.  
After graduating I moved back to South Carolina.  A couple of months after moving back I started my professional studio, Carnival Clayworks. I taught classes out of my studio while also making pots and sculpture. I exhibited my work in galleries and craft fairs in Florida and Alabama.  In 2005 I was studio assistant at Penland School of Crafts for Matthias Ostermann. I built my studio in Travelers Rest in 2007 where I continue to work.  

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