ORIGIN STORIES: EXPANDED CERAMICS IN THE BAY AREA
Curated by Tanya Zimbardo
Berkeley Art Center
Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik and Maria Inés Leal, The Brick Factory, Ilana Crispi, Futurefarmers, Nicki Green, Dana Hemenway, Kari Marboe, Mutual Stores (Rosa Novak + Kate Pruitt), Stephanie Syjuco
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Origin Stories: Expanded Ceramics in the Bay Area spans the past decade, bringing together key works by 10 artists and artist groups who consider ceramics in relation to site and place. Curated by Tanya Zimbardo, this survey exhibition features sculpture, video, artist publications, and take-away prints.
Everyday Archaeology with Kari Marboe
A STATE OF CERAMICS discussion at A-B Projects, LA
Saturday, April 3rd, 11:00am - 12:45pm PST
Everyday Archaeology at A-B Projects
In this State of Ceramics we will consider the importance of engaging with information of all kinds as equally related—oral histories, documents, photographs, quick questions answered by strangers in a shipping office, a drive-by of a ceramic textbook writer’s house without stopping the car, or a pile of clay by the side of the road that’s perfectly plastic and ready to become something. Using Kari’s practice (and serious research-based shenanigans) as a starting point, we will discuss and brainstorm strategies for uncovering and filling gaps in contemporary ceramic history.
(Extra Good Showing, Kari Marboe, clay + watercolor paper, 2021, image credit Felix Quintana)