Alum Shenny Cruces 'Keys Exhibit Paints University as Open Door for All

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- After searching through china cabinets and junk stores, artist and alumna Shenny Cruces alters porcelain items, turning them into sculpture to expose the meaning of objects in our lives. Cruces shared the many aspects that go into making her art during a reception in SF State’s Alumni Hall Art Gallery Friday, September 19. Her latest installation, “Keys,” can be seen in the lobby of the University’s Administration Building. More than 500 porcelain molded keys are attached to the wall and hung from the ceiling, creating its own atmosphere. “Many people come to the University to open a new door,” Cruces said to the audience. She described the meaning of the key to resemble students coming to the University in hopes of a new beginning and bright future. Cruces received her Master of Fine Arts from SF State in 2011. Since then, she has taught and exhibited widely.