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Alumnus' collection displays 'Light and Dark'

“Light and Dark,” an exhibit of the latest collected works of ceramicist Robert Moore, AU class of 2012, MFA, is on display at the Burbank (CA) Creative Arts Center through Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Moore, expresses the dichotomous nature of pottery, which is valued both as a functionally utilitarian form and the crafted work intrinsically experienced as art. He describes his work’s intent saying, “The inside of a vessel relating to the outside is an expectation of containership.” This duality of utilitarian function and artistic form begins, Moore states, with semiotics – the interpretation of recognized things as signs that create meaning, which allow one to know, for instance, a pot ought to be used like a pot.

Moore challenges common conceptions of pottery by abstracting the outer form while maintaining the inner functionality of the artwork. “Light and Dark” urges the viewer to look longer, more intently at the form of this function and ask, what do I value?

Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery opens to the public Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gallery address is 1100 West Clark Ave., Burbank CA 91506 and can be contacted by phone at (818) 238-5397 or via email at