Deep in the Shed / a Studio Sojourn, A Group Ceramic Exhibition
Jul 2 2013 - Jul 27 2013
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
1045 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Opening Reception: Thursday July 4, 6-10pm
Participating Artists: Steven Allen, Jenn Brazelton, Monique Castiaux, Natasha Dikareva, Alex Hackworth, Bryan Higgins, Lori Koening, John Richard Lloyd, Nikki Lau, Maggie Malloy, Oli Quezada, Bar Schacterman, and Tiffany Schmierer.
A jazzy palette of 12 contemporary ceramic sculptors offer an homage to the studio sojourn. This exhibition addresses the theme of the artist’s deeply personal journey when sequestered in the studio. Deep in the Shed derives its name from “woodshedding,” a jazz term that describes the act of secluding oneself in the studio to work out ideas and develop techniques that are to become the foundation of one’s unique vision. It is a time of experimentation and a time of incubation - as artist Macha Suzuki says, “In my studio I don’t want to hear others’ voices. This makes my work mine.” What takes place in the studio is often a mystery; this exhibition offers a glimpse into the studio sojourn.
About SMAart Gallery and Studio: Situated on Sutter in the heart of the Lower Polk Art Walk, the SMAart Studio & Gallery offers monthly exhibits, artist studio rentals, and ceramic classes. While the center primarily caters to ceramic artists, artists of every media are welcome. SMAart is a place to see-learn-do art in a creative open environment surrounded by other stimulating artists.
Image: Jenn Brazelton, Fukushima Blue