MFA Exhibition with Sean Lofton

George Caleb Bingham Gallery

Never Again Must the Real Be Produced

Works by Sean Lofton

March 21-April 7, 2022
Reception: Thursday, March 24 5:30-7:00pm
Artist talk: Thursday, March 24 at 6pm

Sean Lofton’s work, “Never Again Must the Real Be Produced,” uses diligent research and industrial ceramic production practices to rearticulate the meaning of the Ennis House of Los Angeles, CA. The exhibition distills the recognizable aesthetics of the home into a modular ceramic sculptural element that acts as a tableau for the viewers fantastic imaginings by presenting it alongside its appearances in film. The research surrounding this project links the sculptural aspects of the exhibition to the Ennis House’s long history of acting as a soundstage for Hollywood movie production. The combined effect is to create a sculptural exhibition that simulates and relocates the Ennis House within the George Caleb Bingham gallery to question the concepts of reality and ownership.

Sean Lofton (he/him, b. 1989) is ceramic artist from Jacksonville, FL. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics from the University of North Florida. He is currently a Master of Fine Arts Candidate at the University of Missouri- Columbia. He has exhibited his ceramic art nationally and is an active member of the Virtual Clay Collective. After receiving his MFA, Sean plans to pursue artist residencies to further develop his craft before seeking employment as art instructor.