Paradox: New Ceramics by Arturo Araujo, S.J.University of San Francisco's Kalmanovitz Hall Sculpture Terrace (2130 Fulton Street & Cole Street San Francisco, CA 94117-1045) Map it Free
“Paradox” is a series of vessels that combine Chinese, Japanese and Korean ceramic traditions to explore the contradictions in Psalms 16, a lamentation that ends on a joyful note. In one part of the series, a group of ambitious latticed half-globes becomes an incantation of the Psalm in many languages. “Paradox” removes the typical barriers of vitrine and museum roof, so that the vessels can be seen in natural light against the sky. It makes for a wonderful meditation on the materials of ceramics. Tour available upon request.
An artist reception and performance by the USF Liturgical Choir will take place from 12-1 p.m., on Tuesday, October 1.