Off the Shelf: Steven M Allen
SMAart Gallery & Studio is pleased to present Off the Shelf. A look back at the book sculptures by Steven M Allen. Throwing has always been Steve’s first love in clay. Despite the many creative turns his artwork has taken over the years, he has never strayed far from the wheel. It’s rare to find any of his work that doesn’t include a thrown element. In Fantasy Life, the four closed books and the hot air balloon were all thrown on the wheel. Steve’s work is a cross section of techniques developed over thirty years that includes figurative steampunk sculpture, books, trains, toys, whimsical animals, functional pottery, painting and Raku. Many of these items touch on identity, personal history, social, political and environmental issues. Stop in during the Art Walk to wish him happy birthday and take a look at the art books Steve has taken Off the Shelf.
Art Walk: Thursday May 5, 6-9pm
Location: SMAart Gallery & Studio, 1045 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Exhibition Dates: April 4 – May 27
Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm