Matter Studio Gallery hosts a closing art party for Sierra Pecheur on December 3, 2023. The event takes place from 4-6pm. 

Sierra Pecheur (her words)

I was born in Honolulu, where I learned to swim in the Pacific at age two and  my first language was Japanese. My first heartbreak was leaving Komiko and Ryosi, the sister and brother who cared for me and also taught me to speak their language. The war had come to us. Pearl Harbor was bombed and my mother, my brother, and I were evacuated to the east coast, and a very different landscape. The sidewalks and buildings of Manhattan became my first canyons. The powdery dust of South Carolina gave me the weight and wind of tropical storms. At age ten we migrated cross country to California.

I am a sculptor and a painter. My inspirations are the desert, the sea, cloud shadows, the beauty of grasses over battlefields, skulls and bones of large and small prey, the broken hearts and spectacular creativity of human beings, and the lawlessness of space and time. These things move me deeply. The question for me is how do I express this and what do I want to give – what do I want to leave behind?

About Matter Studio

With Matter Studio Gallery, Founder Karla Funderburk has realized her longstanding vision for an exhibition space in the heart of LA. She has created a place where artists from Southern California can share their work and their voices. As much an art gallery as a vital, community hub that celebrates inclusiveness through artistic expression, Matter Studio Gallery fills an essential need in our ever-evolving city.

About Karla Funderburk

Funderburk is a ceramic artist as well as a master carpenter. She earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 1984, with a focus on ceramic sculpture, installation and also performance art. In 1991, she started MATTER, a handmade, custom furniture design and manufacturing business. Today she maintains a professional woodshop in addition to a ceramic studio. Here she design and builds custom woodwork along with ceramic pieces. Additionally she teaches classes in ceramics and woodworking.

On view: November 5 – December 3, 2023

What: Sierra Pecheur, Closing Art Party
Where: Matter Studio Gallery, 5080 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 90019
When: December 3, 2023, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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