“When I walk around a sculpture, I love to be surprised by what I see on the other side,” says Brigitte Micmacker, juror for this year’s SLAM, a biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture by California artists, opening on September 1 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and running through October 29, 2017.
California Sculpture SLAM offers a unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to strict thematic guidelines, inspired an extraordinary collection of sculpture, nearly doubling the number of artist entries from the inaugural California Sculpture SLAM in 2011. Ranging from pedestal, to freestanding, to wall-mounted pieces, the 49 artworks in this exhibition were selected from 195 entries and include sculpture made from metal, wood, stone, glass, and fabric. The selected artists come from all over the California. Twelve selected artists reside in San Luis Obispo County.
Juror Brigitte Micmacker is co-founder and gallerist at Sculpturesite Gallery in Glen Ellen, California. SLOMA curator, Ruta Saliklis has been looking forward to designing the look of this year’s SLAM, one of her most challenging exhibitions on the SLOMA calendar.