Rare Device is pleased to announce our latest gallery exhibition, Blue Reverie, featuring the work of Anastasia Tumanova. Blue Reverie is a ceramic installation of hand-painted porcelain plateware. Each piece is intricately illustrated in ultramarine blue hues, and when mosaiced together reveal a larger narrative about memory and love. In Blue Reverie, we find ourselves in an all-encompassing porcelain garden of plateware where a tender narrative unfolds. Magical shades of ultramarine blue paint scenes: an affectionate embrace, a private conversation at night, a moment of presence, a kiss. Intricate and dynamic botanical patterning infuse the imagery with life and joy.
Join Anastasia and the Rare Device staff on Friday evening, January 18th at Rare Device Flagship at 600 Divisadero Street from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for the opening reception. The show will be on display from Friday, January 18, 2019 through Monday, March 4, 2019.
About the Artist:
Anastasia Tumanova is a San Francisco based ceramic artist that makes intricately painted ceramics and innovative porcelain murals that are informed by the energies and colors of nature. Born in Russia, her heritage continues to inform her style, which is evocative of Eastern European folk art. Known by the pseudonym We Are Clay, Tumanova views her practice as a vehicle for personal empowerment and self-transformation. Tumanova's work has been shown at First Amendment Gallery, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, The San Francisco Art Book Fair at the Minnesota Street Project, and West Coast Craft. Her work has been featured by Luxe Interiors, Design Sponge, and Creative Mornings. She looks forward to being an artist in residence at Local Language Art in Oakland in the Summer of 2019.