"The Big Foot Project," by December Artist-in-Residence Beverly Mayeri

Big Foot by Beverly Mayeri
December 2, 2015January 3, 2016

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Talk: Mapping the Interior, Saturday, December 12, 1–2 pm
Reception Saturday, December 12, 3–5 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Since the 1990s, Beverly Mayeri has been working on a series of environmental pieces that highlight vulnerable species in our environment. During her one-month residency, museum visitors will help to create a collage of California’s endangered species by pasting hundreds of photos on a big ‪papier-mâché foot. Visitors will also be asked to outline their ideas on how to reduce our environmental impact by writing them inside their footprints on the floor.

Beverly Mayeri is a figurative clay sculptor based in Mill Valley.  Her work explores the personal life and our connections to each other and to the environment. She earned her BA at UC Berkeley and an MA  in sculpture at SF State University. She has had solo exhibitions at Dorothy Weiss Gallery (San Francisco), Garth Clark and Franklin Parrasch Galleries (New York), Duane Reed Gallery (Saint Louis), and is represented by Perimeter Gallery (Chicago). She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and Marin Arts Council. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, Racine (Wisconsin) Art Museum, High Museum (Atlanta), and other public and private holdings.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums and provide exposure to emerging artists. This program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services' Museums for America. Supported in part by Genuus.