Past Exhibitions

The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane

lisa_solomon_SENNINBARI_2016_cottonrope_hardware_approx_12hx24w_ft,The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane, Part 1
July 20 – October 28, 2018

The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane, Part 2
September 13 – October 28, 2018

The New Domestics, guest curated by Gail Enns, examines topical issues currently explored from coast to coast and globally in the art world through the use of unconventional mediums in various media and forms. Bay Area artists- Mitra Fabian, Susan Abbott Martin, Victoria May, Maria Porges, Katherine Sherwood, Judy Shintani, Lisa Solomon, and the local Temple Sisters- utilize domestic and quite ordinary materials to generate art objects that conceptually and formally belie their humble origins. The exhibition questions societal ideals of beauty and usefulness, gender, identity, and politics through the use of materials and processes previously relegated and identified with the “craft world.”

Image: Lisa Solomon, SENNINBARI (detail), 2017, cotton rope, hardware, approximately 12 x 24 feet. Courtesy the artist.


THE NEW DOMESTICS: Finding Beauty in the Mundane CATALOGUE


Celadon Arts, in partnership with the Monterey Museum of Art, is proud to publish the catalogue for The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane.


This 40+ page, soft cover publication includes color images of selected works, essays, information about each artist and her statement. The Catalogue includes a special preface by MMA Director Stuart A. Chase, an introduction by curator Gail Enns, and a forward by Patrick Frank, author of Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts, a university textbook now in its twelfth edition. Limited quantities available.




NOTE: All MMA Members receive a 10% discount.




Celadon Arts is a 501c (3) organization that builds community relationships and awareness through contemporary art. Celadon supports art exhibitions and art education programs that serve as a catalyst for business, institutions and community leaders to form partnerships with contemporary artists and foster long-term benefits for society, the arts, business, and the community.