Calvin Ma : Blend In
July 23, 2017-September 2, 2017
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sunday, July 23
San Francisco-based ceramic artist Calvin Ma’s new exhibition Blend In touches on his struggles fitting in socially. The underlying theme of the series has his meticulously sculpted figures attempting to blend in to their natural environments, but never fully able to do so. Each piece focuses on a particular segment of this theme in it’s own unique way.
September 10, 2017-October 15, 2017
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sunday, September 10, 1-4pm
Artist Studio Tour & Demo: Sunday, October 8
"The imagery presented in this exhibition is “clickless” photography created with a hand-held wand scanner, an instrument designed to be used on books and flat materials. The scans take over five seconds, which develops an intimacy between the subject and the photographer, as well as a different kind of image. The ambient light and the light of the scanner create valleys of shadows and unusual luminosity. The soft focus gives both people and plants a sense of the historical or antique, while veils of light bathe each subject with serenity that elevates the imagery above the commonplace, decorative, or commercial. I cover these images with fused encaustic medium to add to their other-worldly, unattainable preserved quality." - Barb Vogel
January 7, 2018-February 18, 2018
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