I would like to invite you to see the Big Foot Project, a month-long artist in residence project at the de Young Museum, San Francisco. I’ll be in the Kimball Gallery room of the museum in the afternoons, Wednesdays to Sundays, throughout the month of December.
It would be great if you can come to the slide lecture on December 12 when I'll show many of my favorite pieces from 30 years of work. The talk is followed by a reception in the Kimball Gallery where you can see the project. The talk and reception are, of course, open to everyone.
Thank you! It's a busy month!
Beverly Mayeri, Artist-in-Residence at the deYoung Museum
Dec. 2, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016
Wed – Sun 1–5PM, Kimball Education Gallery
Dec 12, 2015, 1–2PM, artist talk, Piazzoni Murals Room
Dec 12, 2015, 3–5PM, artist reception, Kimball Education Gallery
The Big Foot Project
Since the 1990’s Beverly Mayeri has been working on a series of environmental pieces that highlight vulnerable species in our environment. During her residency, the public will help her create a collage of California’s endangered species by pasting hundreds of photos on a big paper maché foot. Visitors will also be asked to outline their ideas on how to reduce our environmental impact by writing in their footprints on the floor.
Mayeri is a studio artist living in Mill Valley. Her figures “evoke a richly complicated human presence” that often “bridge the psychological, the political, and the sensuous within one hybrid form.” She earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MA in sculpture at SF State University. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries and is included in many public and private collections. She has received two NEA grants and a Virginia Groot grant, and has lectured and taught many workshops throughout the U.S.