Brooks Oliver

Helena, Montana

Brooks is currently a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Oliver uses the ceramic vessel as a familiar and approachable means to engage viewers into questioning their preconceived notions of function. Oliver states, “I have identified three crucial aspects to creating a successful illusion: to make the viewer question their assumptions, to construct a context around how the viewer perceives what is happening, and to generate a moment where belief is suspended.” Oliver most recently exhibited in the 2015 NCECA Biennial in Providence, RI, and in Scratching the Surface, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT.