A Solo Exhibition by Bean Finneran
The art of Bean Finneran moves us through wonderment, a visual poetry without words. Much like listening to grass blow in the wind or watching sea life pulse in water, you feel a stillness inside you as you witness everything move around you. Her forms suggest fragments of a conversation, sound bites from nature, or layering of language. Upon construction (and deconstruction) you experience the musicality of the work, clay tinking and sliding gently to create forms that reference the vocabularies of geometry and organized chaos. Each sculpture is composed of thousands of handmade ceramic elements, placed one by one, with the shape determined as space and form speak to the artist – no single piece is the same.
Bean Finneran has exhibited all over the world including the World Ceramic Biennale, Biennale Internationale de Ceramique Contemporaine de Vallauris, France, Musee Royal de Mariemont, Belgium, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “50 Women” Kansas City Jazz Museum, and SOFA, Chicago. Collections include: Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, France Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, Ca., Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, Microsoft Inc., Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and private collections.
“BIT BY BIT” is part of the countywide exhibition Spoken/Unspoken. The project was made possible through the generosity of a donor-advised grant from the Roy and Frances Rydell Visual Arts Fund at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County.
Sunday, April 8 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
1050 River St Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Studio #127)