• Peggy Nichols

PUMP: A Solo Exhibition by Sierra Pecheur

Sierra Pecheur has a lifelong love of sculls, bones, and creatures of land and sea so it's fitting that the LA artist has created a collection of ceramic wall sculptures in the form of the human heart, gifts as it were, to the planet and its inhabitants. Many of these hearts incorporate the skulls and objects (trash mostly) deposited by Southern California's tides onto the beaches where the artist walks every morning. They represent what is missing in our culture. They are Pecheur's demand to nurture and value, to look at what we are doing to our planet, its animals, and each other. The heart is a muscle. It pumps. One can hear life's blood coursing through it. Muscles hold memory, including trauma, but every ravage of the heart, stored over millennia, has potential to transform.This is the overarching theme of PUMP. In the Tidal Heartsseries, trash, collected at the tide's edge every mornin becomes art. Skulls of sea birds seem to fly out of pitted and sweeping clay, becoming an homage to the creatures they once were. The Basquiat Heartsseries demands that the African American child, who has been cut down, be seen.

The artist will hold a ceramic workshop from 2 to 4 pm before the opening reception. Participants will be able to create their own artifacts and relics – pieces they would like to be found 100 or 1000 years from now. Workshops have, in the past, had people from 8 years to 85 years old. At the end of the show the pieces will have been fired and are ready to go to the participants.

A percentage of artists proceeds from the exhibition will benefit NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council).

Opening Reception:

Saturday, August 11th - 5 to 8 pm

Show runs thru Saturday, August 24, 2018

Gallery Hours:

Weekends: Noon to 4 pm

Weekdays: by Appointment

Artifacts & Relics:

A Special Ceramics Workshop

With Sierra Pecheur

Saturday, August 11 - 2 to 4 pm

Fee: $20 (for participants)

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