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October 11, 2020 — November 11, 2020 | Opening Sunday October 11 from 1–5
By Appointment Only. Please make an appointment here.


Terra Firma: Foreign Lands
a special capsule collection for the Murmurs shop featuring ceramic pieces by QBIPOC artists curated in collaboration with hooz


           

        This moment is a critical one for ceramic art. In the fall of  2020, especially in Los Angeles, a clay renaissance is underway. The term “renaissance”, although it conjures thoughts of the Western canon, in this case applies to a more inclusive, diverse, and liberated cultural shift. The artists we’ve chosen to feature in this capsule show and fundraiser are rewriting the rules, pushing the possibilities of ceramic art practice in an unprecedented direction. In these pieces made by all artists of color, we see culture, identity, and childlike curiosity come to the forefront in the work. Navigating the discourse of modernity, whispers of past ancestry, and the unrestricted, decolonized mind, these artists have contributed a remarkable spread of work ranging from utilitarian to decorative to figurative sculpture -- keeping one foot grounded in the familiar while the other ventures into the expansiveness of the unexplored.

50% of proceeds benefit Beauty 2 the Streetz, a non-profit organization that aims to serve unhoused womxn by providing necessities alongside the things that make us feel inherently human: a hot shower, a hearty meal, and beauty services.

Participating Artists


Dee Alvarado
Erin Bagley
Naomi Chang
Josh Cloud
hooz
Narumi Nekpenekpen
Farnaz Sabet
Lyric Shen
Kwamé Sorrell
Noon Yen Ni Tran
Amia Yokoyama


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Dee Alvarado

@deealvarado



Cup 



Erin Bagley

@erinmbagley



Dream Tattoo, 2019 


Naomi Chang

@naomoart



Checker basket, 2020


Elements Vase, 2020

]Star Mushroom Cup, 2020


Pomegranate trinket container, 2020


Flower Bowl, 2020


hooz

@uhoozi / @2woozi



Chambers and Projection


Blood Vessel

for Spiky Secret Things


Narumi Nekpenekpen

@narublu



You’re My Favorite Oil Spill, 2019 


Farnaz Sabet



Rupture, 2015


Untitled

Thaw, 2020


Lyric Shen

@h0jia



Untitled (Double Gourd), 2017


Untitled (Inverts), 2017


Double Fan Basket


Days of the Week Tray, 2019

Kwamé Sorrell

@___kwame___



KS-19 (untitled - grass/roots), 2019


KS-19 (untitled - terre), 2019

KS-19 (untitled - golden terre), 2019


KS-19 (untitled - ice water ii), 2019

Noon “Yen Ni” Tran

@homeopathicfuqboi



Leatherettes (Hard Cobalt), 2019


Leatherettes (Big Indigo), 2019

Leatherettes (Big Indigo), 2019


Leatherettes (Hard Cobalt), 2019


Leatherettes (Big Indigo), 2019

Amia Yokoyama

@iamamia



Lead you to paradise again


Sunk in this heaven forever

Mark