ORIGINS: Elemental Forms in Contemporary Sculpture
April 6 – June 9, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2-6pm
Berkeley Art Center is pleased to be the recipient of the exclusive June 8 performance of Cielo Vertical Arts in the Tower designed by internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton at the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville, CA. This unforgettable experience will bring a limited number of guests to the private grounds of the Tower, a unique acoustic environment and a new type of performance space defined by two staircases built in a double-helix form. The Oliver Ranch is a world-renowned sculpture ranch owned by collector and developer Steven Oliver and his wife Nancy. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, 70 miles north of San Francisco, and known for its wineries and scenic pleasures, the Oliver Ranch is home to 18 remarkable site-specific installations that can be experienced by reservation or invitation only. Click here for more information on the Tower and Oliver Ranch. Join our board members, including Josh Oliver, Steven Oliver’s son, for this special summer outing and performance! Space is limited.
New sculpture patio features seminal work
Berkeley Art Center’s outdoor patio has been transformed with the assembly of a ten by seven foot ceramic wall by Berkeley artist, Harold Paris in addition to sculptures by Peter Voulkos and Steven DeStaebler. Taken together, these works celebrate the unique contribution of three Berkeley artists who transformed works in clay from the realm of utilitarian arts and crafts to the scale and depth of fine art. Their work added a sculptural dimension to the unique figurative expressionist painting by David Park, Nathan Oliveira, Joan Brown and others that originated in the Bay Area. It was also catalytic in influencing other Bay Area artists who worked with clay such as Robert Arneson, Manual Neri, and Viola Frey. All works are on semi-permanent loan to Berkeley Art Center by the estates of the artists.
Pictured: Harold Paris, Wall II, 1960-61
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