The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Shannon Goff Exhibition Opening

Shannon Goff, assistant professor of sculpture and ceramics, is currently participating in a group exhibition at Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan, which runs through November 3. In the recent past, her work has been representational, stylized translations of ordinary or extraordinary thingsā€”a Bell 47 helicopter built out of cardboard, or an exaggerated rotary phone constructed entirely out of porcelain. Her most recent work, however, embraces abstraction and is heavily rooted in the practice of drawing. Still pushing the limits of a particular medium, these more intimately scaled ceramic sculptures seem much more intuitive, meandering, and free. Drawings in space, they may suggest landscape, architecture, or various networks and mapping. Shannon received a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan, pursued post-baccalaureate studies at Kyoto Sienna University in Japan, and received an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. Her work has recently been included in exhibitions at Colorado State University, the Free Museum of Dallas, and in Beijing, Berlin, and Chicago.