Nebraska Now: Margaret Bohls, Italian Studies

On view through June 6, 2021

Margaret Bohls, Etruria earthenware and stoneware, 2019, Collection of the Artist
Margaret Bohls,
earthenware and stoneware, 2019
Collection of the Artist

Based on an examination of historical ceramics produced on the Italian peninsula, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, artist Margaret Bohls shares her abiding interest in historical vessel forms and their social context. While both visual and sculptural, the vessels were conceived with a particular set of formal goals in mind. The unrefined and thickly glazed works carry a visual texture, emphasizing their weight and physical presence. While based on culture and a specific period in time, Bohls’ use of abstraction and repetition and their visual motifs, create a modern-day “still life” like arrangement.

NN-Margaret Bohls Exhibition Brochure