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‘Recollections and Ruminations’ display at Ridley Gallery

By: Aurora Sain, Reporter
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‘Recollections & Ruminations’

  • When: Every day until April 26
  • Where: Ridley Gallery, 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
  • Info: 916-660-7242

College Corner is a recurring feature that highlights news and coming events from Placer County’s institutions of higher learning.

The Sierra College Ridley Gallery is currently showcasing “Recollections & Ruminations,” featuring ceramic sculpture by Pancho Jiménez.

In clay, informed by “carved textures of the organic and geometric designs and hieroglyphs found in ancient works of art,” Jiménez builds textures through use of commercial ceramic molds often employed in the decorative arts.

He creates intricate and densely packed textural areas, containing contemporary and at times nostalgic imagery that sit in sharp contrast to the elegant forms and pristine monochromatic glazed surfaces Jiménez uses.

The event runs until April 26 with a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April 26.
Jiménez holds an M.F.A. degree in sculptural ceramics from San Francisco State University, and his B.A. degree from Santa Clara University. He has exhibited extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally at universities, private galleries and civic spaces.
His work is part of the permanent collection of the Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento, the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara and the University of San Francisco.

Jiménez has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and numerous publications including “The Ceramic Design Book,” “Extruded Ceramics,” “500 Ceramic Sculptures” and “500 Figures in Clay Vol. 2.” He has taught courses at San Francisco State University, West Valley College and is currently a senior lecturer at Santa Clara University where he has been teaching since 1999.
Ridley Gallery is located on the first floor of the Library/LR 102, on the Rocklin campus of Sierra College.

Regular hours for Ridley Gallery are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Admission to Ridley Gallery is free and open to the public. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located on the campus parking lot.