June 2 - July 29,2017
For our June and July 2017 exhibition, Plinth Gallery is excited to exhibit new work of Lithuanian born American ceramic artist Rimas VisGirda. VisGirda received his undergraduate degree in physics as well as a Masters of Art from California State University in Sacramento. He also holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Washington State University. VisGirda’s ceramic work has been internationally exhibited and anthologized. After a lengthy teaching career, VisGirda now resides in Champaign, Illinois with his family and maintains an active studio practice.
VisGirda’s ceramic work is clearly “socio-critical caricature.” He credits underground cartoonists Robert Crumb, S.Clay Wilson, and the British punk movement as major influences. His “non-functional vessels” embrace a graphic sensibility in what the artist refers to as “influenced by the culture I live in, the machine age, the urban environment, media, fad and fashion.” Exquisitely rendered in multiple layers of ceramic pigment placed over a textured clay surface, he also uses ceramic lusters, decals, and multiple layers of ceramic pigment.
Of VisGirda’s work, Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan remarks that “artists are barometers of our culture, and Rimas has captured a very important part of the human condition of being both an observer and a participant. He has distilled his many experiences as a world traveler into a very identifiable personal statement that are culturally and visually relevant.”
Join us on First Friday June from 6-9pm as we welcome Rimas and his newest work. "Redux" will remain on view in the Gallery through the end of July. As always, our exhibitions are free and open to the public. Plinth Gallery is located in Denver’s River North Art District.