Revealing Anita Becerra exhibition explores trauma, sexuality

A decade ago, ceramics artist Anita Becerra had a life-changing revelation. The Mormon religion she grew up with, seen through the adult eyes of a wife, mother and creative mind seeking independence, had gone from a means of salvation to a yoke of oppression.

A period of divorce and self-discovery followed, and her practice of crafting functional ceramics transformed into making elegant, idea-driven clay sculptures expressing her personal evolution. 

Becerra’s search for a renewed sense of self and a free mind and body is on display in a multi-layered, multimedia exhibition titled By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them, at Mercury Project through Jan. 28. 

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