October 4 - November 23Free
The works of Jennifer Brazelton and Shenny Cruces reinterpret the spaces one inhabits as an act of defiance towards political and cultural constructs. Using clay as their primary medium each artist uses the materiality of clay to metaphorically mold and shape new ideas of space while nodding toward the historical value associated with porcelain. The process in making Brazelton’s Islands became a refuge in the aftermath of the 2016 elections. Once islands of resistance, the artist notes that they have become proactive Islands of Resilience. Cruces’ work stems from the examination of architectural motives and objects contained within the home. Her pieces reimagine the gendered objects often collected within the home as well as archetypal patterns. Each piece acts as a rich vignette for which the artist creates scenes examining feminine power.
Showing concurrently in the North Gallery at Transmission is Golbanou Moghaddas: Imagining the Unforeseen, featuring fantastical murals and etchings of strange creatures in strange situations, navigating the imaginative worlds of the the subconscious.
Stop by Transmission Gallery Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 6 pm, Saturdays, 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment.
Artist Name: Jennifer Brazelton and Shenny Cruces
About Artist: Bay Area Ceramic Artists