Continuous Clay: Trends & Innovations at MarinMOCA
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Time: Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm and Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
From July 24 - September 5, come enjoy a fresh take on the art form by nine Bay Area ceramic artists.
Curated by Jeff Downing, Continuous Clay: Trends and Innovations, features nine inventive Bay Area artists working in ceramics today. Following in the footsteps of such pioneering Bay Area artists as Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Ron Nagle, who championed the materiality of clay and elevated the medium beyond the realm of craft, the work of the nine artists presented here has evolved into something entirely new and exciting. Like their predecessors, these artists realize that to make-by-hand is satisfying and convincing because the results are superbly imperfect. Though all the work varies greatly in style through a broad range of conceptual approaches, unconventional materials, and techniques, the artists share one thing in common: an immense passion for the deeply primordial and unforgiving nature of the magnificent medium of clay.
The artists included in the exhibition are: Brett Crawford, Shenny Cruces, Michelle Gregor, Jeannie Ichimura, Pancho Jiménez, Mark Messenger, Maria Paz, Tiffany Schmierer and Tiffany Tang. Visitors of all ages will experience an imaginative, engaging display of the limitless possibilities of clay.