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May 5th– June 10th, 2023

Mary Curtis Ratcliff has produced many different bodies of work over her fifty-year career. The Mary Curtis Ratcliff Group Show is an opportunity to view six distinct series: early ribbon sculptures, Goddess figures, cakes, paper dolls, mixed media works on panels, and her more recent kinetic sculptures. 

Ratcliff is eager to discover how these disparate bodies of work relate to each other. What forms flow across each series; what colors, feelings, and vibrations are shared or distinct in each one?

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Mary Curtis Ratcliff

Mary Curtis Ratcliff studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and then participated in the early video movement in New York City, from 1969 to 1972. Ratcliff’s fifty-year career has seen her explore many different media including kinetic and freestanding sculpture and 2D photo-based mixed media, often using imagery stemming from nature. Her artwork has been featured in over thirty solo exhibitions and more than one hundred and thirty group shows.  Her work is represented in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California.


Mercury 20 Gallery

475 25th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: 510-701-4620

Gallery hours: Friday + Saturday: 12-5pm and by appt