May 1, 2021
The recent Second Sunday Spotlight was an in-person visit to the Calder-Picasso exhibition at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
The Events Committee has scheduled the next Second Sunday Spotlight to be a zoom visit to the studio of Kim Thoman.
The PRS Exhibitions Committee announces the opening of the juried exhibition BEAUTY or TRUTH.
Welcome new member Susan Amorde of Los Angeles, CA, who creates figurative, conceptual, installation works of bronze, mixed media, vintage suitcases, ceramic, found objects, water; check out her website: SusanAmorde.com
Now change the world with your art!
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Jann Nunn & Catherine Daley, PRS Exhibitions Committee Co-chairs
Barry Beach, “from the Accumulations series #1”, 2020, 24”H x 11”W x 12”D, wood, foam, PVC
Juror Chandra Cerrito selected works by the following artists (in alphabetical order):
Sculptures by twenty-six PRS sculptors will be exhibited from April 23 through June 11, 2021 at Art Works Downtown, Marin County's premier non-profit art center, located on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael, CA. The exhibition coincided with International Sculpture Day (Saturday April 24th) & will be both on-site & online. Receptions are planned for 5-8 PM on May 14 & June 11. (The gallery is open to limited numbers of safely masked visitors.) View the virtual exhibition at this link.
Sculpture of the Pacific Rim
Curated by Robert Melton, the exhibition was originally planned for physical exhibition in the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Due to the pandemic, the show became an extended virtual exhibition, but may soon become an exhibition in real life. View and share this link to the Virtual Exhibition. Send questions about the exhibition or specific works to Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org.
Included are works by these artists (in alphabetical order): Claudette Bleijenberg, Catherine Bohrman, Catherine Daley, Tara Daly, Margaritte Elliot, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Maru Hoeber, Stan Huncilman, Marilyn Kuksht, Kristin Lindseth, Oleg Lobykin, Judy Miller, Jann Nunn, Jeff Owen, Mickey Quinn, Christopher Sawyer (image above), Charles Stinson, & Oceana Rain Stuart.
Send exhibition suggestions to Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org.
Eileen Fitz-Faulkner & Catherine Daley, PRS Events Committee Co-chairs
The Second Sunday Spotlight slots for 2021 are filling fast, so contact Events@PacificRimSculptors.org soon to showcase your artwork, demonstrate a technique, or offer a studio tour (virtual for now; physical visits will resume when safe). Don't worry about the details! Committee members will assist you with Zoom & guide you every step of the way so that your event is well received! Email Events@PacificRimSculptors.org
SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
CALDER & PICASSO
At the De Young Museum in San Francisco
For April 11, 2021, the Events Committee organized an in-person visit to the Calder-Picasso exhibition at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. This is the first American venue for the exhibition, which features more than 100 sculptures, paintings, drawings, and graphics by Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), two of the most innovative and influential artists of the twentieth century. Conceived and curated by Alexander Calder’s grandson Alexander S. C. Rower and Pablo Picasso’s grandson Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, the exhibition reveals both parallel and diverging visions of the two great artists. PRS Events Committee Co-chair Catherine Daley met PRS members in the garden area for our first in-person event since the onset of the pandemic. The exhibition closes May 23, 2021.
SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
May 9, 2021
Visit the Studio of Kim Thoman
For May 9, 2021, the Events Committee has scheduled a virtual visit to the studio of Kim Thoman, who states, "The basis for my art is a belief that duality exists in everything. I am aware of the presence of opposing forces in the world around me such as intellect and intuition, male and female, stillness and movement, body and soul, light and dark, organized and chaotic, and of course life and death. My artwork aims to bring the duality of contrasting energy forces into balance. My desire is to present opposite sides of any truth in order to see the real picture. In addition to the philosophical concerns in my work, natural elements emerge that are symbols for my own growth."
Host a Zoom-based virtual visit to your studio:
Show your website, works in progress, demonstrate a technique,
or just talk about art.
Marvin Lipofsky, “Rona Series 2002-2021 #6”, 2002-2021, 11 3/4”H x 15”W x 15”D,
blown glass; photograph by M. Lee Fatherree
Previously unreleased works by glass pioneer & early PRS member Marvin Lipofsky (9/1/1938 - 1/15/2016) will be shown online by the Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO. The Slovakian series, entitled Rona Series, was created in 2002 when Lipofsky was invited to work at the Rona Crystal Factory during the International Glass Symposium in Lednicke, Slovakia. These works remain whole, allowing for the pieces to reveal all of the markings of the process without editing. The exhibition opened 4/24/2021 & continues through 5/29/2021. (See www.duanereedgallery.com)
Marvin Lipofsky, "California Loop Series #32", 1969, 6"H x 30"W x 11"D, blown glass
with rayon flocking, floatation foam, & epoxy; photograph by M. Lee Fatherree
The Marvin Lipofsky Studio is also proud to be participating in The Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibit Craft Front and Center, honoring the seminal exhibition Objects USA (1969), curated by Samantha De Tillo, in New York City. The Museum will use its permanent collection to focus on various aspects of craft & the artists who were important pioneers in their field. Marvin’s work will be highlighted in a selection entitled “What can You do with Glass?” The exhibition opens 5/22/2021 & continues through 2/13/2022. (See madmuseum.org/exhibition/craft-front-center)
Jim Wheeler, "Aureole", 2020, 23"H x 23"W x 9"D, cast & fabricated bronze; photograph courtesy of ArtsDiary.co.nz
Jim Wheeler’s unique cast & fabricated bronze sculpture "Aureole" appeared in ArtsDiary (3/30/2021). Starting as a "What's On" list of galleries in 2010, Artsdiary has become a website (artsdiary.co.nz) primarily featuring photographs of artworks in the settings of exhibition openings — including views of visitors interacting with the art & each other. The photographs constitute an invaluable visual archive of the diverse visual arts scene of Auckland, New Zealand. (See Jim’s piece in this issue: artsdiary.co.nz/153/3507.html)
Kathleen King, “Tree without Roots”, 2021, 140”H x 72”W x 72”D, found fabric
Kathleen King emphasizes the personal, social, and cultural aspects of collecting and arranging found materials in her solo exhibition, "Other Lives" at Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA. King explores ideas about value, multiplicity, including the multiple aspects of each person, and the psychological power that objects hold. While comprised of common objects and materials, her work in "Other Lives" reveals possibilities not found in everyday life. Three sculptures anchor the installation: "(Dis)Organized Bodies", two figure-like stacks of plywood cubes filled with found paper detritus; "Heart of Glass", a square wood platform supporting a circle of found glass bottles, vases, and jars; and "Tree without Roots", a continuous ribbon of tied-together fabric culled from discarded clothing. In addition, a series of paintings made with tape and house paint demonstrate ideas about continuous variation and creative consciousness. The paintings collect intensive marks derived from directional signage or the interweaving of fiber in cloth, among other references.
Mercury 20 Gallery is open to the public Friday + Saturday, 12-6pm. No appointment necessary. The artist will be in attendance at the gallery on Saturday, May 8 from 12-6pm. The exhibition opens 5/7/2021 & continues through 6/15/2021 with a reception on 5/8/2021. (See mercurytwenty.com)
Catherine Daley, “Aurora III”, 2015, 96”H x 96”W x 36”D, plexiglass, aluminum, stainless, powder-coated steel
Catherine Daley has works in A Delicate Balance, a public art exhibition in Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, CA, curated by Linda Keaton. A partnership between Sonoma Valley Museum of Art & the City of Sonoma, CA, the exhibition presents nine large-scale sculptures by four major artists from diverse backgrounds — Bruce Beasley, Catherine Daley, Peter Hassen, & Jun Kaneko. The exhibition explores the equilibrium between the fragile & the solid, nature & technology, humankind & science. Through a variety of mediums, forms, & genres, the installation reminds us of the delicate balances of life as we consider how our world has changed over the past year. The exhibition opens 5/4/2021 & continues through 10/19/2021. (See svma.org/exhibition/a-delicate-balance)
Jane Grimm, “Arp I”, 2015, 20”H x 14”W x 5”D, ceramic
Jane Grimm, “Razz-Ma-Tazz XIV”, 2020, 18”H x 9”W x 9”D, ceramic
Jane Grimm, “Donut VI”, 2015, 11”H x 13”W x 5”D, ceramic, photograph by Donald J. Felton
Jane Grimm has works in the exhibition Flow at Person Gallery of Ceramic Arts, Crockett, CA, curated by Suzanne Long. Flow is a three person show of ceramic sculptures focusing on "positive psychology", including works by Jane Grimm, Nathan Lynch, & James Aaron. The exhibition opens 5/14/2021 & continues through 7/11/2021. (See www.eppersongallery.com)
Jane Grimm, “Ode X”, 2021, 24”H x 36”W x 3”D, ceramic tile on wood panel
Jane Grimm also has works in the open juried call exhibition ConVERGEnce of Marin MOCA, San Rafael, CA, juried by Susan Snyder. The exhibition opens 5/29/2021 & continues through 7/18/2021. (See www.marinmocaca.org)
Marguerite Elliot, “Earth Rift” (detail), 2018, 84”H x 20”W x 12”D, steel, rocks
Marguerite Elliot, “Small Stones”, 2018, 3”H x 8”W x 3”D, cast bronze
Marguerite Elliot has works in Movement, a juried group exhibition with the theme of “movement” at O’Hanlon Art Center, Mill Valley, CA, juried by Daria Halprin. The exhibition opens 4/13/2021 & continues through 5/21/2021. (See www.ohanloncenter.org/exhibits/current)
“Kokyangwuti: Grandmother Spider, She Who Brings Light To The Earth”, 2019, 132”H x 40”W x 24”D,
powder coated steel, 23K gold leaf, wire. Photograph by Stephanie Mohan
Marguerite Elliot also has works in the exhibition Composing the Future, at Bankhead Center for the Arts, Livermore, CA, juried by Marianne McGrath, independent curator & art consultant. The exhibition opens 5/7/2021 & continues through 5/27/2021.
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