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Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object

July 27–December 1, 2019 VIP & Press Preview | Friday, July 26, 2019 San Francisco, May 14, 2019– The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object, an exploration of some of the finest examples of the mechanical age. “Dead nuts” is a machinist’s term

Interior/Exterior

July 27–December 1, 2019 VIP & Press Preview | Friday, July 26, 2019 San Francisco, May 7, 2019– The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Interior/Exterior opening on July 27, 2019, an exhibition that examines structures, “rooms” and objects, which are neither fully interior nor fully exterior. This exhibition exposes the permeability

Shotgun Review “Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition”

Al Farrow’s exhibition, Divine Ammunition at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, was a topical, heady series of twenty-four sculptures of cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, religious objects, and reliquaries. Created with gun parts, bullet casings, lead shot, and bones, Farrow’s sculptural replicas of religious edifices are a meditation on the poignant relationship between worship and violence that

Wanxin Zhang @ Museum of Craft and Design

Each of Wanxin Zhang’s ceramic sculptures give the viewer something old and something new, reminding us of Jasper Johns’ famous injunction “take a thing, do something to it, do something else to it.” But here, the thing in question is the ancient tradition of Asian ceramic sculpture, and the doing something lies in his treatment

Wanxin Zhang shares ‘Long Journey’ at Museum of Craft and Design

“Zhang may be a descendant of such masters of monumental ceramic sculpture as Shaw, Viola Frey, Peter Voulkos and, above all, Robert Arneson, but he is a worthy heir. Like them, his skills are so extraordinary he can confidently violate every rule, turning that technical irreverence to humorous, polemical and artistic effect. Having come to

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October 10–November 8, 2019 Opening reception: October 10, 2019 at AIA SF Panel discussion October 11, 2019 at MCD

Sculptor Wanxin Zhang pushes clay’s boundaries

Inspired by the late Robert Arneson and his friend Ai Weiwei, internationally celebrated and exhibited Bay Area sculptor Wanxin Zhang is a truly creative force. But the artist, the subject of an exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art in Sonoma through April 7 and “Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey,” opening Saturday at San

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May 23–October 25, 2020 Member Preview Night–Friday, May 22, 2020