Scale Up Artist Talk: Adam Ledford

What would Levittown look like as Pompeii?Discover how Scale Up artist, Adam Ledford answers this provocative question by creating a portrait of mid-century America through the recreation of objects with clay and charcoal drawings in his project, Don’t Worry About the Government. Ledford will discuss a visual reimagining of Levittown, an archetypal post-war suburb of Philadelphia, and how his work invites us to look at post-war America’s changing relationship with nature, work, and food as evidenced by the proliferation of home gadgets, convenience foods, and decoration.Adam Ledford, a ceramic artist based in Philadelphia, PA, is a 2012 Windgate Fellow and 2017 Project Grant recipient.This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects, on view January 19 - July 28, 2018 at the Center for Craft. Up is curated and organized by the Center for Craft. The Windgate Fellowship is administered by the Center for Craft and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The Center for Craft is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Exhibition programming is supported in part by Sara and Bill Morgan.Cover image courtesy of the artist.