(Carson, CA) – The University Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) proudly presents “Sunday Morning,” an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Kim Tucker. The exhibit will feature a series of drawings and new sculptural work created during Tucker’s artist residency at CSUDH. It will run Feb. 15 through March 21; Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.
The public opening reception for “Sunday Morning” will take place Saturday, Feb. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition is free to the public.
In “Sunday Morning,” Tucker brings a lively family of characters to life in the form of ceramic sculptures and ink drawings that depict seemingly naïve, childlike figures contemplating the difficulties of human interactions.
Tucker’s objects exhibit the person-wrought nature of her handcraft. Her hand is visible in the work-the result of very physical gestures by the artist. The sensuality meets and reinforces the caught-in-the-moment actions the characters perform in both the sculptures and the drawings. Tucker uses this layering of the handmade and the psychological to create characters that emanate both the joy of play and the interior emotional struggles that create the tension of the human experience.
During her intensive artist residency at CSUDH, Tucker took full advantage of the university’s ceramics facilities, creating nearly a piece a day while in residence. “Sunday Morning” represents the work of this fruitful experience.
“Sunday Morning” opens in CSUDH’s University Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 15 and remains on view through Saturday, March 21. Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The exhibition is free to the public, and available for viewing during additional hours by appointment only. The university is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747. Click here for directions and a printable campus map.
Opening Reception: The public is invited to the opening reception on Feb. 15, 3-6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery. Please contact Aandrea Stang, gallery director email@example.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.
About Kim Tucker
Kim Tucker studied ceramic sculpture under the direction of Viola Frey and Arthur Gonzalez at the California College of Arts and Crafts, graduating with High Distinction. Kim then went on to receive her M.F.A. under the guidance of M.J. Bole from The Ohio State University. She has been invited to artist residencies including Futur, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Mount St. Mary’s University and Belden Brick Factory. Kim has shown her work at institutions including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Garboushian Gallery, TchotchkeLA and the American Museum of Ceramic Arts.