1045 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, 415-962-7877, www.smaartgallery.com

SMAart Gallery & Studio is pleased to present
RAD(ical) FUN(ctions) featuring the work of
Nicki Green (San Francisco) and Caitlin Rose
Sweet (New York City). Rad(ical) Fun(ctions) is
a ceramic based art show that explores the
interactions between functional ceramics and
queer bodies. Nicki Green and Caitlin Rose
Sweet are “too gay to function” and use their
queer failure as a starting point to sculpt
objects to serve queer bodies, genders,
hirstories, and futures. These two artists
unhinge the traditional notions of functional
ceramics and how clay serves the body by
openly acknowledging queer difference and
our collective desire for a world that reflects
our needs, dreams, and desires. Though
these two makers start from similar queries
about the construction of social and historical
bodies and share a deep love of materiality,
their work varies greatly both in form and
surface. Combined, Green and Sweet’s pieces
express the multifaceted and complicated
nature of femme-embodiment and deconstruct
the oppressive nature of essentialist gender
politics so rampant in normative lgbt
communities. The ceramics presented in RAD
FUN range from recognizable vessels to
abstract sculptural pieces. Green works almost
exclusively in referencing blue and white
earthenware traditions, while Sweet’s work
tends to the looser, brightly colored surfaces
and forms. The works in this show seem to
contrast each other, but it is this contrast that
unites their work in finding ways of creating an
intersectional set of politics discussing queer

Dates: November 3 – 21, 2015

Opening Reception:
Thursday November 5, 2015, 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat 11:30am - 5:30pm

Part of the
 Lower Polk /// TL Art Walk
Margaret Keelan
Nicki Green
Holiday Art
Our fourth annual Holiday Show.  A broad
selection of holiday gift ideas -  Made Here!
Buy Local!  Eat on Local!  Come see beautiful
works of art made here in San Francisco by
local artists.  It's the SMAartist way to support
local artist.

Featuring work by our members and
invited Artists

Dates: December 1 - 23
Preview Party and Opening Reception:
Thursday December 3, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat 11:30am - 5:30pm

Part of the
 Lower Polk /// TL Art Walk