Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11th
5 to 8 pm
Open Weekends: Noon to 4 pm
Weekdays, by Appointment.
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Sierra Pecheur has always loved bones, hearts, and the sea so it's fitting that the LA artist has created a collection of ceramic wall sculptures in the form of the human heart. But these hearts are not Hallmark Valentines. They are, however, valentines of a sort, a love letter to the planet and its rescue.
"In her hands, clay is skillfully manipulated to resemble melting wax, pitted, scarified, rotting, scaley, punctured, sloughing off or petrified flesh. Uncanny approximations of actual organs result from polychromed glazing and direct painting that mimic dried blood, colorful molds and oxidations while markings and gashes impart a level of realism."
At times the surfaces glow with iridescence, begging to be touched. The Tidal Hearts are embedded with trash collected every day at the ocean's edge – dinosaurs, crack vials, tiparillo cigar tips, knives, broken bottles, plastic toys, fishing tackle, and straws, as well as, bird sculls that are found at an alarming rate.
We will have free designated off street parking in our lot. There is also ample free street parking too.
From the 5 or 10 Fwys ( just past downtown ) take the Santa Fe Ave. going South. Go over the Santa Fe Ave Bridge, which starts at 15th St. At the First Stoplight, take a Right onto E. 25th St. SLOW WAY DOWN. Take the First Driveway Right and go thru the Black Gate. Enter the designated Parking Area. Gate will open at 10:30 am for this event. From the parking lot, walk East ( toward the SFA bridge) between to sets of buildings. Turn Left into the courtyard. We are at the end. Studio C
Image Credit: Alexis Kelley