POUR & Allegory


SMAart Gallery & Studio is pleased to present POUR. A selection of Pouring vessels from the studio. Pitchers, creamers, teapots, jugs, gravy boats and more…

Allegory: Marie Dungan

My work ranges from functional to sculptural.  Somehow the figure or suggestion thereof, find their way in as well as images of my early exposure to nature which imbues and imbeds the forms.  People who work in clay speak of the medium as “having memory”, how it will return to shapes formed, albeit even rips, cracks, etc.   So too with people – I have only to look down to see mother’s feet; gaze into the mirror to recognize father’s face.  Some work is stretched, fractured, textured, accentuated with numerous lines and marks, etc., creating tension that speaks to the known and unknown.  Other work is burnished into smoothness, inviting touch.

Art Walk: Thursday March 2nd 6-9pm
Location: SMAart Gallery & Studio, 1045 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Exhibition Dates:  March 1 – April 29th
Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm