Sara Lisch: Metamorphosis
September 10th, 2021 - October 16th, 2021
Sara Lisch presents Metamorphosis, an exhibition that includes five ceramic figurative sculptures and two textile wall works, inspired by her growth and transformation over the past year. During the pandemic, she focused on turning her thistle and foxtail backyard into a flourishing garden and over the many months of isolation, she watched the plants grow, flower, die, and transform. That experience seeped into her artistic practice. Metamorphosis is a metaphorical extension of her garden and symbolizes life, death, and renewal.
Lisch works primarily with low-fire clay and uses various hand-building and carving techniques to create her pieces. She often uses terra sigillata, underglazes, stains, acrylic paint, and ceramic transfers to enhance the work’s surface.
Sara Lisch was born in Sechelt, British Columbia and graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her work has been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts, the Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan, Santa Fe Clay, Virginia Brier Gallery in San Francisco, and other national venues. Sara lives in San Pablo with her son and husband. She also curates an outdoor art gallery on the corner of Cedar St. and Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. She has been a member of Mercury 20 since 2017.
Sara Lisch was born in Sechelt, British Columbia and spent most of her childhood in Oakland, CA. In 1992, she graduated from the Evergreen State College in Washington , with a BA in Fine Arts. Lisch has worked in many different mediums over the years, and since 2021 has primarily focused on collage. Her work has been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum In Massachusetts, Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan, Virginia Brier Gallery in San Francisco, William Traver Gallery, WA, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, and other venues around the country. She lives and works in the East Bay, CA. Lischalso curates an outdoor art gallery on the corner of Cedar St. and Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley and has been a member of Mercury 20 since 2017.