SIRIMA SATAMAN: FROM THE CALIFORNIA COAST

SIRIMA SATAMAN: FROM THE CALIFORNIA COAST
Coastal Marin Artists Gallery
Through December 31, 2017
Curated by Elia Haworth

Sirima Sataman is inspired by imagery and artifacts that reveal cultural ecology and humanity in the context of the landscape. Her love of nature and fascination with coastal California history is presented in the dramatic complexity of her large hand-cut block prints of trees and historic local buildings. The personal, tangible, and imperfect nature of the printmaking process, as well as the subject, is a palpable expression of time, place, and human ingenuity. Trained as a multidisciplinary artist in Italy and Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, she explores many mediums, but today printmaking is her focus–a very personal and labor-intensive practice, acting as an elegant antidote for our hurried digital age. Sataman is a Bolinas resident and founder of Ink.Paper.Plate in Point Reyes Station, which serves as her studio and gallery and a public printmaking workshop and gathering space.