In Place explores the concept of place through Sonya Hammons’ interactive felt sculptures made from local wool and found objects, and silk hand dyed from rusty found objects in local boatyards. The work was created while sheltering in place on the artist’s houseboat. The fiber sculptures encase objects salvaged from industrial operations in Sausalito’s Marinship neighborhood in handmade wool felt. The resulting works create comforting, fire-and-water-resistant shelters for pieces of the working waterfront. An outdoor fiber installation will greet visitors with an interactive, indoor-outdoor art experience that invites us to observe and participate in the ‘everyday architecture’ that often goes unnoticed in daily life. The work is paired with Susan Shipley’s vivid paintings of Census data analysis.
Geographer Sonya Hammons grew up on the boats of Sausalito. After a decade-long international career as a sustainability advisor for the United Nations, she returned to a boat in her hometown to focus on art. Her materials-based work centers around handmade felt from local fibershed wool, salvaged boat rope, and local pigments and dyes. Black, white, naturally-occurring rust, and organic indigo form the color palette of her recent work.
Dates: 11/14/2020 to 12/24/2020.
Virtual gallery tour and art talk November 17, 4pm pacific time, login details on exhibit website
Venue: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. 500 Palm Dr, Novato, CA 94949 United States
Address: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. 500 Palm Dr, Novato, CA 94949 United States
Starts: Saturday November 14, 2020
Ends: Thursday December 24, 2020