Joakim Ojanen’s Ceramic Creatures Capture the “Essence of Being Human”

Molding movement and catharsis through clay at NYC's The Hole gallery

Joakim Ojanen‘s sculptural cast of oddball characters captures feelings of childhood, adulthood and the awkward transformation in-between. Through semi-human and semi-monster ceramics and paintings, the Swedish artist crafts an ensemble of adolescent creatures whose juxtaposing compositions evoke nuanced and often conflicting emotions. His new NYC exhibit, The Part You Throw Away, sees the artist more personally than ever before. On view now through 31 December …

Kristen Morgin’s “My Best To You, Little Girl-Boy” at Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Unfired clay and found materials unite for fragile pop-art works in this SF show

With iconography, nostalgia and sentiment as entry points, a curious new exhibition known as “My Best To You, Little Girl-Boy” continues to unfurl with deeper inspection. The show—LA-based artist Kristen Morgin‘s first with SF’s Anthony Meier Fine Arts gallery—features 20 sculptural works employing trompe l’oeil and collage. References to the Hulk, Star Wars and The Hardy Boys are all present, but it’s her use of …