Ah, the world is opening up and we’re returning to in-person gatherings and that means ART OPENINGS!
With delight, I saw Mary Ciofalo recently at Open Studios at Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., in Pacifica. I first met Ciofalo in an artist’s portfolio course, taught by Nancy Elliott, at City College of San Francisco over a decade ago.
The last time I had been to Sanzhez Art Center prior to this was for a splendid show titled “All Over the Map,” featuring paintings by Hung Liu, in March of 2018. I plan to write more about Hung Liu in a future post. You can download a PDF describing the Liu’s show by clicking on “All Over the Map.”
The two pieces Ciofalo’s holding were created using sumi ink. I love the her roll-up-able scroll format which reminds me of the portability that Faith Ringgold so eloquently demonstrated with her work on quilts as I saw at her DeYoung Museum show, “American People” in 2022.
Lately I’ve been experimenting with painting watercolors on sheets of card stock with portability in mind. In other words, bravo to works that appeal not only to the eye but also to the beauty found through simplicity of transport and storage.
It was good to see Mary Ciofalo. For those in the San Francisco area, you can see her work at Open Studios in October at Hunter’s Point. I have no idea how portable those pieces will be 🙂