Date(s) - 11/17
5:00pm - 5:15pm
Join us for a short film featuring independent ceramic artist and scholar Michelle Erickson. Shot in her studio in Virginia, this video presents an intimate look at Erickson’s unique approach to ceramic arts that blend traditional colonial era techniques and contemporary social, political, and environmental themes. This film also offers a glimpse of the work Erickson produced specifically for Bay Area audiences and her latest exhibition, Wild Porcelain, at the Legion of Honor.
About the Exhibition
Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain introduces Michelle Erickson’s ceramic art into the center of the Legion of Honor’s Bowles Porcelain Gallery. Specifically for Bay Area audiences, she has produced pieces that incorporate San Francisco landmarks and address local social and environmental issues. The design of these works was directly inspired by pieces in the Bowles Collection of eighteenth-century English porcelain. In keeping with Erickson’s previous political statements, Wild Porcelain confronts visitors with issues such as socioeconomic inequality and human encroachment on the environment, while demonstrating that porcelain remains a dynamic medium of artistic expression in the twenty-first century.
No registration is required. Free online event.
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