Stellaccio Lecture to Feature Renowned Sculptor and Ceramist
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Sculptor and ceramist Del Harrow will visit Illinois Wesleyan
University as a guest lecturer for the 2018 Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist
and Lecture Series. Harrow will speak Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in Room 218 in the
Ames School of Art. This event is free and open to the public.
Harrow’s artwork, characterized by its emphasis on geometry and space, has been exhibited
across the country, from the Arizona State University Art Museum to the Museum of
Fine Art in Boston. One of his collections is permanently on display at the new United
States embassy in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Throughout his career, Harrow has come to incorporate a wide variety of materials
and processes in his art, from sculpting clay with his hands to creating digital models
and machines. “This way of working demands a continuous movement between the abstract
and the concrete,” he says, “the immediately human and the obviously technological,
but reveals also unexpected harmonies within the juxtaposition: the necessary reliance
on tool and material, clay in hand, or code in computer.”
His co-curated project “DataClay: Digital Strategies for Parsing the Earth” is one
of his most well-known works, leading to grants from the Center for Craft, Creativity
and Design in Asheville, N.C. and the Graham Foundation Grant, among other honors.
Harrow is currently an associate professor at Colorado State University, where he
teaches sculpture, ceramics and digital fabrication.
By Rachel McCarthy ’21