Body Language: Figures in Clay

February 4 - March 9, 2013

Lauren Ari

Lauren Ari is a Northern California artist who focuses on drawing and mixed media works. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from U.C. Davis. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of San Francisco. She was awarded scholarships to Vermont Studio Center, Pilchuck and Penland. Lauren has also published illustrations in The Washington Post, Tikkun and other periodicals. You can see her work at The San Francisco Modern Art Museum Rental Gallery and at

Ari’s series of some three dozen ceramic bedscapes explores our sleeping and dreaming time as a reflection of the weightiest forces and experiences in our lives. The bed serves as a literal platform in which archetypes overtake the sleepers, actualizing their fears and hopes with results that can be calming, disturbing humorous, uncertain and nearly always complex.