MARY CURTIS RATCLIFF: CASTING SHADOWS

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MARY CURTIS RATCLIFF: CASTING SHADOWS

June 17 - July 23

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Friday and Saturday 12-5, First Friday 12-9.

Mary Curtis Ratcliff’s latest show of new works, Casting Shadows is comprised of kinetic and wall-mounted sculptures and features the circular form, a major element of Ratcliff’s work since the early 1970s. Many of the suspended works result from Ratcliff’s experimentation with colored shadow. Using Pēbēo paint and alcohol ink, she is able to make pieces that cast shadows with a breadth of unrestrained color.

Ratcliff’s work plays on the edge of abstraction and reality. Tropical fish, water, flowers, and pelicans are juxtaposed, repeated, and recolored with surprising effects. The images in the work are sourced from photographs taken by Ratcliff, who is continually stimulated by the shapes, patterns, shadows and reflections that spontaneously appear in nature.

www.healingcircleartworks.net

www.marycurtisratcliff.com

 

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Start:
June 17
End:
July 23
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Website:
https://mercurytwenty.com

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Name of the Artist
MARY CURTIS RATCLIFF
About the Artist
Mary Curtis Ratcliff was a sculpture student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1960s. She then went on to become a founder of the Videofreex, a pioneering experimental video collective in New York. Eventually moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, she has explored sculpture, mixed media, and two-dimensional work. Ratcliff's work has been in over 30 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, New Zealand, China and Japan and is in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California.

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Mercury 20 Gallery
475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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510-701-4620