31 August - 16 September 2017
Gallerysmith Project Space
Sometimes my soft eye strays from a purely ceramic/clay focus. Happily, I will stray towards this Melbourne based artist Claire McArdle.
McArdle's work is ever inventive and creatively responsive to the material and history of place. Up North is a reflection on her residency in Iceland.
Check out McArdle's use of material, form and how the body might carry a reference to place.
|Coming Home, shoes, 2017, Icelandic wolfish skin, sterling silver, thread|
|details of Brooches, 2017 natural dyed Icelandic wool, sterling silver|
|Námafjall, mountain, 2017, raised copper, tiger eye, camel agate, marble, petrified wood, brass|
|Sheep, neckpieces, 2017, natural dyed Icelandic wool|
|tray of dyes with list of material: Downy Birch Twigs, Lupin Seed Pods, Crowberries, Soft Pine Tree, Bog Bilberries etc.|
|detail of dye lots|
|gallerysmith entry to the Project Space|