Saturday, 16 September 2017

Claire McArdle - Up North

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 (Iceland).

Coming Home, shoes, 2017, Icelandic wolfish skin, sterling silver, thread

details of Brooches, 2017 natural dyed Icelandic wool, sterling silver

Mountains, 2017

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

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