Kristine Mays "ancestral spin #10"
Kristine Mays "ancestral spin #10," 2022, wire, 46 x 25 x 13 inches

Kristine Mays solo show opens July 7 at Modernism Gallery in SF

We are proud to learn that former Hunters Point Shipyard Artist in Residence (2012-13) Kristine Mays is featured in a solo show, “Threads of Existence.”

Where: Modernism Gallery
724 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 541-0461

When: July 7 – September 1, 2022

Reception for the artist Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6-8 p.m.
Masks and proof of Covid Vaccine required.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm

From the gallery’s website:

“Modernism is pleased to present a dozen of Mays’ large-scale wire sculptures in Threads of Existence, her first one-person exhibition with the gallery. All of the works reference African-American heritage or her own lived experience as a Black woman born and raised in San Francisco. They can be appreciated in purely formal terms in the figurative tradition of Antony Gormley, and their technical virtuosity is in the same league as the wire sculptures of Ruth Asawa. However, Mays’ work can also be fiercely political, an eloquent artistic expression of feminism akin to Anselm Kiefer’s powerful new Femmes Martyres sculpture series, and an equally powerful sculptural statement of anti-racism.”

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