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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Jim Tisnado

The Father Myths

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Exhibit Reception & Artist's Talk by Jim Tisnado: September 19, 5:30, Wilson Hall's Concert Hall
September 6 - 28, 2012

For this exhibition, Jim Tisnado presents installations of ceramic sculptures that reference the powerful influence of childhood memories. Often presented in multiples, the repetition of objects evokes the passage of time and an attempt to solidify the fleeting nature of memory. The impetus for each piece is a desire by the artist to not only reflect on his own relationship with his father but also to explore his own role as a parent. Jim Tisnado is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University where he has taught in the ceramics area for ten years.

What My Father Gave Me: A Good Shot, 2001, Forked sticks, innertube, shoe leather, fired clay