Richard Shaw's Ceramic Sculptures
The exhibition will present several new figures, stick characters cobbled together from humble objects remade in porcelain. The artist will also present tables with settings describing Richard Shaw's process. All are in a format where things are not what they appear to be, whether in their material, function or silhouette. Shaw has been an integral part of the San Francisco Art scene since he began his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1963. His artworks have become key to California's re-think of postwar modernism bringing trompe l'oeil, humor and word play together into three dimensional imagery.