Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova, artists
Alison Gass, assistant curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA
Image: Klara Kristalova, Hole, 2007; The Ovitz Family Collection, Los Angeles; © Klara Kristalova; photo: courtesy Lehmann Maupin Gallery
New Work artists Carneiro da Cunha and Kristalova discuss the ways a traditional form — in this case, ceramics — can continue to invigorate contemporary art. In small sculptures, the artists use clay to invoke childhood, whimsy, fairy tales, and comic books. Tonight we examine craft practice along with that of fine art and look at how craft histories have informed art in the Bay Area.