The Curated Object: Stan Bitters

By Joanne Molina.
The Curated Object.


image courtesy of Renee Zellweger

Where have the mavericks gone? The last three decades have witnessed a transformation of public space unlike any other and the US is now facing a question that speaks to the very notion of democracy itself: What is the future of public space?


image courtesy of Renee Zellweger

It is precisely because of this question that  “public” art is of essence. Our very notion of “public” is radically changing and ownership of even the most “public” of all places (such as the internet) is seemingly determined by those with the deepest pockets, loudest voices, and time and interest in social media technology.


Stan Bitters in his Fresno studio, image courtesy of Renee Zellweger

So who better to intervene than mavericks—those who dare to engage with public space in challenging and affective ways.

So when we heard about California-based sculptor and designer Stan Bitters first new show in over 35 years we couldn’t help but feel our pulse race. This upcoming show at Heath Ceramic’s Boiler Room, created in collaboration with  Renee Zellweger of Summer School, will reveal the spirit of California funk and organic modernism in Bitters new and archived work…..

For the rest of Joanne’s piece click here and head to The Curated Object.


Design by Kelly Wearstler Design, image by Gary Crawford


Stan Bitters, Modern Primitive
May 31-June 1, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, May 31st, 6–8:30pm
Heath Ceramic’s Boiler Room
2900 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Twitter: @CuratedObject


Full disclosure: Regina Connell is the Communications Director of Heath Ceramics.

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