Kerry Vander Meer’s whimsy and furious energy balance perfectly in colorful sculptural “network systems,” visual interpretations of various ways in which our lives are pushed and pulled by maps, grids, networks, and repetition. Using pipe cleaners, velvet papers, and found odds and ends, Vander Meer renders these system and grid portraits vulnerable, delicate, flexible, and immediate.
Kerry Vander Meer received her MFA in sculpture from Mills College. She has taught art in many venues including Creative Growth Art Center and gives mixed media workshops in various countries. Her work explores the natural world through multiple media–from painting to printmaking, performance, and sculpture. Her diverse work has been presented at museums, galleries and universities and the artist honored with residencies in Spain, Ireland, New York, California, and Mexico. Her works belong to collections in the United States, Germany, Spain, Ireland, China, and Japan.
Artist Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, August 24, 4:30-6:30pm
Third Thursday Art Walk: August 15, 5-8pm
Oakland Art Murmur First Friday: September 6, 6-9pm