Qwist Joseph’s sculptural work delves into thought process through object creation, collection and composition, in an effort to record its evolution and fluidity. Toward Firmness showcases these ephemeral moments frozen in permanent materials, creating both tension and connection between the past, present and future. Disorienting displays resist obvious definitions, anticipating the discovery of meaning to come through the experience of looking. American culture is one of immediacy and knowability; this work is meant to offer a departure from that monotonous reality.
After many years working alongside his Dad at the family bronze foundry, Qwist Joseph received his BFA from Colorado State University and later his MFA in ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, he is a Windgate Fellow summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana.
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