Jonathan Mess

Maine Environmental Artist Jonathan Mess at The Good Supply 

Erosion Slab No. 1

$800.00
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Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e-Measures 10.5” x 11” x 1.5”\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e-Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. 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In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIt will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis special piece of contemporary ceramic art has an urban vibe, echoing street art and graffiti with bold lines and presence.  One can imagine walking a city street and coming upon such a design as a statement about revisioning of our relationship to raw materials.  The colors give the effect of paint or posters on an outdoor wall, implicating the piece as a surface from an alternate world.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e-Measures 10.5” x 11” x 1.5”\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e-Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Midden No. 15

$800.00
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his, her, or their art collection beyond 2D wall art. In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe archaeological influence is just one of the many namesake features that make this a special piece of contemporary ceramic art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Measures 12” x 13” x 2.75”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. 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It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. 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Landfill No. 20 Section 2

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Viewed with the right lens, raw material that can be used and reused is sheer beauty.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 10” x 5” x 5”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Reclaim No. 34

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Textures from the corrugated cardboard that helped form its mold, give this classic shape significant texture, which helps bring box-like form the interest of a small universe.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging and environmental mission.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe name of this art piece harkens not only the imagery of layering but also the concept of waste and build up over time. 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Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging and environmental mission.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe name of this art piece harkens not only the imagery of layering but also the concept of waste and build up over time. Viewed with the right lens, raw material that can be used and reused is sheer beauty.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 4.5” x 5.5” x 4”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. 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