Tom Sachs, JJ Peet, Mary Frey, and Pat McCarthy
Ever Gold [Projects]
441 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
January 23 – March 26, 2016
Reception: January 23, 7-10 pm
January 23, Ever Gold [Projects] opens Satan Ceramics, the second exhibition of ceramic work made by Tom Sachs, JJ Peet, Mary Frey, and Pat McCarthy. These Satanists meet weekly to make, fire, and glaze. They all met in a class at the 92nd Street Y taught by PEET, the group’s “leader” (or “master,” in traditional Japanese workshops). The four New York-based artists, friends and collaborators included in Satan Ceramics shape clay with a sense of irreverence, rites and ritual. Like the Ladies Sewing Circle & Terrorist Society—or, craft circles that second as clandestine political meetings—the work of the group taken as an idiosyncratic whole ties extremist functionality with subversive tendencies. Process, labor, the handmade, tradition, humor, gossip, danger, historical nods, and punk sensibilities are tied to the underlying collaborative strategies of the object’s material integrity and sincerity. As Frey puts it, “Our weekly ritual takes place within the clubhouse where we eat together, share knowledge, discuss, make pots, talk shit, and dream.”
More information about the exhibition is available online here.