By Joanne Molina.
The Curated Object.
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?
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.
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…..
Full disclosure: Regina Connell is the Communications Director of Heath Ceramics.