Shenny Cruces: Keys
Artist Shenny Cruces received her Master of Fine Arts from SF State in 2011. Since that time she has taught and exhibited widely. Cruces seeks out objects that were once valued but have since found their way to flea markets and other such places. She then casts each individual object in porcelain and uses these reproductions to create her installations.
Cruces describes her work in this way: “The art of collecting is an intrinsic part of my practice and work. I actively seek out objects that were once loved and displayed within the home but now reside within junk stores and resale shops. These objects are now empty vessels devoid of the familial memories they once held. I use recognizable objects associated with collecting and china cabinets to engage with the viewer’s sense of home and memory. I collect, cast, re-create and alter existing porcelain objects into sculptural forms to expose the underlying issues of class, identity, memory, and the meaning of the objects in our lives.”
Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8am to 6pm. Reception: September 19, 3pm to 4:30pm. Free.