Helen O’ Leary was born in County Wexford, Ireland received her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (B.F.A., 1987, M.F.A., 1989). She has been honored with a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner awards (1989, 1996) the Joan Mitchell Award for painting and sculpture ((2000); Skowhegan School of painting […]

Helen O’Leary in conversation with ArtFile Magazine’s Monique Atherton                       Helen O’Leary, Quarantine, 2014-2015 by Monique Atherton I COULD LISTEN TO HELEN O’LEARY TALK ALL DAY AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, I COULD LOOK AT HER PAINTINGS ALL DAY. FROM CAPTIVATING STORIES OF LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF […]

PSG hosted a Panel Discussion with artist’s Tony Marsh, Nancy Selvin, and Linda Sormin, moderated by Erik Scollon. The event was attended by over 100. An informative discussion about their studio practice and community influences. The panel was in conjunction with their exhibition, through March 30, 2019. Photo Credit: David Schmitz Linda Sormin’s Visiting artist […]

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced 16 finalists for its closely watched SECA Art Award for 2019. The awards are the region’s most prestigious recognition for emerging artists. The finalists, all of whom work and live in the Bay Area, are Sadie Barnette, Craig Calderwood, Sofia Cordova, Brett Goodroad, Nicki Green, Kunlin […]

Dialogue and criticism are integral to a vibrant arts community. With this view, I’ve invited Julia Couzens to write and edit posts about exhibitions and artists exhibiting at PSG. I’m excited and honored she has agreed to launch this experimental project – stay tuned!!! JULIA COUZENS is an artist who also writes about contemporary art. […]

Written by Julia Couzens Crusty, clotted, stacked, stamped, skewered and pinched, the ceramic art of Tony Marsh, Nancy Selvin, and Linda Sormin demonstrates clay’s power to defy expectations, to pick apart genre hierarchies, and to vehemently advocate for sensual exuberance. As a repository of touch, clay is unparalleled. As a medium for excavating social constructs, […]

Ceramicist 2018 This award was generously supported by an Anonymous donor. Tony Marsh is a ceramicist whose artistic pursuit has focused on the non-utilitarian ceramic vessel for the last 30 years. Marsh is equally devoted to being an artist as well as an educator. His work is in several private and permanent museum collections around […]

Please click here to read the article 1. ARTICLE BY DIANA SHERLOCK AS IF OVERFLOWING FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL ITSELF, Linda Sormin’s 2006 exhibition, Cheh-ae Siah, offered the language of ceramics to audiences at Stride Gallery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Born in Bangkok to an Indonesian father and a Chinese mother who grew up […]

Assembled @ Patricia Sweetow Posted on 02 November 2018. by David M. Roth Julia Couzens, LSB 18-04, 2018, mixed materials, 7 x 10 x 4.25 inches Assembled may look like a group show, but it’s really three intertwined solo exhibitions. Displayed in close proximity, the works probe the ever-shifting boundaries between painting and sculpture. Never […]