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Art & Stories Series: Cammie Staros

DATE

Friday, June 26, 2020

TIME

6pm – 9pm

LOCATION

Education Pavilion

AUDIENCE

Adults 18+

COST

Free for members | $10 guests

EVENT CONTACT

760.436.6611 | info@luxartinstitute.org

DESCRIPTION

Storytelling and art making come together to explore the topics addressed by Artist-in-Residence Cammie Staros. This program is in partnership with the Storytellers of San Diego and is geared towards an adult audience.

-6pm to 7:00pm- Reception
Music, drinks, hors d'oeuvres & light refreshments.

-7:00pm- Stories begin

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Inspired by Greco-Roman artifacts, Cammie Staros hand builds ceramic vessels and mixes them with industrial materials. Staros takes the art historical trope of vessels as bodies and storytellers into the contemporary by anthropomorphizing the objects and altering their expected stature. They are audacious, lounging, peeking through the blinds, and defying the expectations of ceramics. By disregarding the function of antique pottery, Staros is also questioning their traditional narrative mythologies surrounding gender roles, desire, and violence. Staros was born in Nashville, TN, and received her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA and her B.A. in Art and Semiotics from Brown University. Staros has exhibited at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; and Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France.

 

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