Eight from the earth

Group show at Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center

“Hoopoe” (detail) by Maria De Castro, ceramic.

“Hoopoe” (detail) by Maria De Castro, ceramic.

Where: Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street in Davis; (530) 756-4100; www.davisartcenter.org. Second Friday reception: May 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Through May 25. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Davis Art Center Tsao Gallery

1919 F St.
Davis, CA 95617

(530) 756-4100

Like bones bleached by the desert sun, Julia Feld’s ceramic sculptures are smooth, matte, blanch objects that pique one’s curiosity. But unlike the remains of some expired creature found on the earth, her sculptures, made from the earth—feature vivid trompe l’oeil paintings over the surface—which also ignite one’s inquisitive tendencies.

Feld is just one of eight ceramicists chosen by juror Lana Wilson for the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center’s Eight from ACGA group show. Other artists include Gerald Arrington, Alice Corning, Susanne French, Patricia Griffin, Lee Middleman, John Schnick and Maria De Castro, the latter whose work is an amalgam of ancient mythologies and anthropomorphic creatures.