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myplasticheart presents ‘Play’, an exhibit featuring new works by San Francisco based sculptors Erika Sanada (above) andCalvin Ma (below). Both artists take on decidedly different approaches to the theme but are connected in the whimsical nature of the final outcome of their work. The pieces for this show represent their childhood experiences and the need to express and revisit emotions both good and bad. They each give their interpretations on the theme of ‘Play’ and what it means to them. Please join them for the opening reception on Saturday December 12th from 7-10pm. Both artists will be in attendance to chat and discuss their work. Exhibition runs through December 31st 2015. If you are in the area it is well worth stopping in and meeting with the artist!

I create odd ceramic creatures that represent my fear, worry and anxieties. I’ve been worrying every little things since I was child. For example, I worried getting germs from door nob, bench, and other stuff, and I afraid of breaking relationship with my friends.. But now, I had kind of break though with my anxieties and I feel much better than before. So this new series, ‘Play’ represent I’m dealing with my fears and worries well. I made my ceramic puppies and birds playful and joyful, but still it has a little bit of bitter taste like my state of mind – Erika Sanada

My work for this show is a bit different from what I usually make and something I’ve been itching to do for a while. Toys and action figures were such a huge part of my childhood and memories of playing with them as a kid drives my passion for what I do now in the studio. The aesthetic of my work is heavily inspired by the whimsical nature of toys with a bit of gloominess to it. As a kid, you use your imagination and put yourself in the shoes of your favorite plastic hero and create adventures for them. With that in mind, I’ve put together a small series of my generic ceramic figures all dressed up in superhero costumes and they’re ready to play! – Calvin Ma

Erika Sanada & Calvin Ma || ‘Play’
Opening: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 (7-10 PM)

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St.
New York, New York 10002
646.290.6866

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