Wednesday, June 15, 2016

“Material Limit: Alexis Arnold and Mary Button Durell," opens Saturday, June 18 at State, S.F.

State, a new visual arts space in San Francisco, presents its first exhibition, "Material Limit: Alexis Arnold and Mary Button Durell," with an opening reception for the artists, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, June 18.

Each of these Bay Area sculptors utilize intriguing materials in order to study the ways in which they intermingle with light, space and time. 

Mary Button Durell employs humble tracing paper and wheat paste to create magnificent, outer worldly pieces including her five-foot sculpture," The Cloud," featured in the show. She will also be introducing a new direction in her work with the installation of two-dimensional sculptures.

Alexis Arnold has created a series of crystallized book sculptures, which will be on display in the exhibition, as well as two site-specific installations. Her process involves growing Borax crystals onto surfaces.

"Material Limit: Alexis Arnold and Mary Button Durell." Through July 30. State, 1295 Alabama St., S.F.

All images courtesy of State.

  "The Cloud," (1999), paper and wheat paste, by Mary Button Durell

"The Foundations of Graphic Design," (2015), book and borax crystals, by Alexis Arnold

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