(UN)TITLED – illustrations by Josh C. Mull and ceramics by Nonna Hall
About the Exhibition:
“All pieces in this collection represent places, spaces, and objects that belong to a personal story. I believe the most effective illustration encourages the viewer to create a story in their own mind, free from the intent of the artist. It is this instance where the viewer becomes the writer- the story creator who, in a single instant, may devise meaning from an image that inspires them.
Every illustration holds a personal meaning, which I am happy to share if asked. If you discover a personal connection with a piece and wish to acquire it, I invite you to title the purchased work. Your title will be added in permanent ink on a title card. The artist and the collectors then exist on the same plane, collaborating in a unique creative process. Enjoy!”
Josh is an educator and artist based in the Finger Lakes area of New York State. He enjoys all art methods and techniques associated with both two and three-dimensional work, which he challenges his students within the art room, at school. He received his BFA from Syracuse University, and MS in Art Education from Syracuse University as well. He has been teaching art to children for 17 years.
In recent years, Josh has been experimenting with watercolor, and pen-and-ink, to create images that are supported by a meaningful backstory. It is this meaning that helps to fuel his interest as he creates. He also believes this illustrative style invites viewers to apply their own meaning to each work, which allows for fascinating conversations.
Nonna Hall’s new ceramic line, inspired by J.C. Mull’s illustrations has been presented during this show as a reflection of J.C. Mull’s work.