Brian Parris & Friends: Layerscapes

Aug 17 – Nov 17, 2024

5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

Artist Brian Parris, Ceramics Department Head at the Art Center, introduces his work alongside collaborations with his students in his first Chicago exhibition, Layerscapes. The artist considers clay a tool for creating functional objects that beautify everyday chores. Using unique spray-painting techniques to layer glazes onto porcelain plates and cups, Parris' distinct surface treatment is an abstraction of the world around him inspired by his birthplace of New York City and his upbringing in the Pacific Northwest. Each year, emergent artists apply for a year-long ceramics apprenticeship working alongside artists in the Art Center’s ceramic studio. The new work created during that time will be featured in this exhibition.