SBCAF presents: smART Talks: Sandra TorresDate: Thu, August 9th 2012
Additional Time Info: 6:00pm
Location: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF)
smART Talks: Sandra Torres
Originally trained as an architect, Ojai-based artist Sandra Torres began her ceramic education in Mexico City in 2002, under the wing of a master ceramist. She continued her education in three studios in Southern California, and also traveled to China to learn about traditional clay techniques. After an apprenticeship in Belgium and a residency in Hungary, Torres embraced the process of slip casting and began her use of porcelain.
The contrast between the delicate and the strong is expressed in both the materiality of Torres’ work, and the color combinations that accentuate the simplicity and complexity of the shape. The character of her work is in the exploration of the dichotomy of abstract designs influenced by nature, juxtaposed against fields of white.
The smART Talks program serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three talks a year by local artists about their work, careers, and creative processes. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.
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