Victoria May uses fabric and stitching as the basis for mixed-media sculpture and installation that address the tenderness and absurdity in the human condition. She is an avid advocate for material re-use and for the recognition of the beauty in the ordinary. May received her MFA from San Jose State University and her BA from UCLA. In 2010 she received a Santa Cruz County Rydell Fellowship and in 2015 she was named an Artist Laureate by Silicon Valley Creates. Artist Reception: Saturday, November 13, 2-4 pm.
SF/Arts Curator Insight
A regular volunteer at Fabrica, the Santa Cruz-based textile salvage workshop, fabric/collage artist Victoria May's recent works include a collaboration about the Pacific Ocean garbage patch. I wonder if her Fourth Wall show's title, Incremental, refers to the frustratingly slow cultural change humans are currently making, while the need for radical transformation becomes more urgent. May uses only found or repurposed materials which, as a former bridal shop seamstress, she hand and machine stitches into sometimes funny, sometimes melancholy sculptures that tenderly contemplate the stuff of life.