Yassi Mazandi in Residence
November 3, 2018 – February 3, 2019
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce a new exhibition project with Yassi Mazandi, our next Artist in Residence. One of the highlights of our fall program, Yassi Mazandi in Residence is curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director, and will feature a selection of recent ceramic sculptures by the Iranian born and Los Angeles based artist. A new collection of works on paper will also be created on site as part of her residency and in partnership with the Turtle Conservancy. This will be the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition on the West Coast and promises to be a tour de force.
Important dates are listed below:
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Conversation with the Artist and Frederick Janka, Executive Director. Free and Open to the Public. Followed by a hosted reception
Artist Dinner: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00 pm
Ticketed dinner celebrating the artist, $100 per person.
Workshop: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11:00 am
Ceramics Workshop with Yassi Mazandi at Firestick Pottery, $250 per person, includes a light lunch.
The innovative strategies in Yassi’s studio practice have also inspired our programatic theme this fall of Learning the Wrong Way. As an artist that is constantly experimenting and challenging conventional approaches to learning, Yassi actively pushes the boundaries of how an artist should use material. For example, experimenting with self-defined modes of working with ceramics have led the artist to use paper porcelain to make amorphous and bulbous wheel-thrown pods. She has also developed an intuitive technique of hand carving clay over many weeks to produce intricate and otherworldly forms. Both examples of her technique will be featured in her exhibition.
We are grateful to the following for their support of Yassi Mazandi in Residence:
Lila & Dines Francese, Laurie & Marc Recordon, Yasmine & Sam Zodeh, Terry Zucker, and Absolute Framers
and our Residency partner: Turtle Conservancy
Frederick Janka, Executive Director
Image: (detail) Yassi Mazandi in her Studio Los Angeles by Tim Hailand