A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite at Cornerstone Sonoma is hosting the exhibition “Surfaces – Three Sculptors Explore Surface,” which will be on view from April 6 to June 29, with an opening reception set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6.
It may seem odd to present a sculpture exhibition that places focus on the surface of the works, which is often considered the mere superficial embellishment of the sculptural form.
Yet when a sculptor considers the surface treatment as an intrinsic part of the complete work, or regards the three dimensional form as a canvas to activate fields of colors and light, the surface of the artwork offers a key to a new experience, a place where the second and the third dimension meet to delight the viewer further.
In this exhibition, the gallery brings together two glass artists, Kari Minnick and Pam Morris, with radically different approaches to how the works’ surfaces integrate form, light, and color. Michael Hannon uses three highly contrasting materials in his life-sized figures: slick and highly reflective duct tape, newspaper fragments, and hammer-textured copper.
Morris is a Bay Area glass artist who is best known as an innovator of sculptural luminaire design.