Ravenna Ceramic Panel

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/kozloff/ravenna.html

For more information about Joyce Kozloff's artwork at the Minnesota State University, Mankato library, you can also read Around the World on the 44th Parallel in the January 1996 issue of Library Resources Newsletter

Ravenna panel
Ravenna Ceramic Panel
Left Half (Photo reproduced with permission from American Ceramics)
Ravenna Ceramic Panel
Right Half (Photo reproduced with permission from American Ceramics)

The entire surface of the panel for Ravenna, Italy, is covered with dots in a metallic luster to give a shimmering effect that recalls Ravenna's sixth-century Byzantine churches and glass mosaic artwork. The imagery around the sides of the panel also refers to these churches.

In three sets of four panels each, Joyce Kozloff depicts cities located near the 44th parallel around the globe. Each four by seventeen-foot panel is composed of foot-square ceramic tiles applied to the wall surface with an adhesive. The project was commissioned through the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The work was created at the Tile Guild in Los Angeles and installed in Minnesota State University, Mankato's Memorial Library in June 1995.

The images available from this page have been scanned from the article, "The Recent Work of Joyce Kozloff," in American Ceramics. To obtain a copy of the complete issue write to American Ceramics 9 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017, phone (212) 661-4397) or FAX (212) 661-2389. Each issue costs $7, which includes postage and handling.