For the month of May and June, we challenged ceramic artist Nathan Lynch to make the most ridiculously large ceramic sculpture that he could make. He chose to create an 800 lb, 5 foot tall ceramic trophy. Then he hauled it to THE THING and set it up for all to see. Also on view: a series of smaller, normal-sized trophies by Nathan + a sculpture that looks like melted marshmallow. It all goes away after the 16th of June, so if you haven't seen it yet, come down and take a look.
M-F 10A-5P at THE THING Quarterly: 447 O'Farrell St. SF
CLOSING RECEPTION + ARTIST/SCIENTIST TALK
THURS JUNE 16 AT 5:00PM
Free and open to the public
6-7PM Talk: How Ceramics Saved Birds
Nathan Lynch and Ecologist Jessie Beck in conversation
Since 2009, Nathan has worked with MORELAB (formerly REBAR) and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge to design and fabricate nest modules for seabirds in peril. Working on Año Nuevo Island and The Farallons, the team has been designing, building, and installing ceramic homes for the Rhinocerous Auklet, a state-listed species of concern. The team's recent 2015 homes for Cassin's Aucklets were designed and fabricated with students at CCA. We've long been a fan of this project and are very excited to host an evening with Nathan and Jessie to hear more about how art and science can save the world...or at least the Rhinocerous Auklet.