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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cast in clay
 
 — By MARY LOUISE SCHUMACHER
 
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Her call

In the show, the shape of Melissa McGill’s ghostlike ceramic forms comes from the internal voids of mass-produced figurines. Shannon Goff riffs on an everyday, useful object – the telephone – transforming it by casting to giant size in porcelain.

In addition to other smaller ceramics exhibits, including botanic sculpture by a naturalist-artist, pottery related to dining customs and the ceramic work of late Milwaukee artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, “The Women’s Room,” which is precisely what it says it is, was also recently unveiled and is a destination unto itself.

Consentino (of the artist-in-residency program) spent seven months creating more than 2,000 tiles as well as the toilets for the women’s room, which depicts playful interpretations of the roles of women.