Hey! Time for some weekend updates. First up is an exhibition by the lovely Susannah Montague. If you’re not familiar with her work, you should. She creates ceramic sculptures full of the whimsical and ethereal Her work is featured at the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Take a look…
Credit source: newzones gallery
From the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art
Ceramic sculptor Susannah Montague’s highly symbolic and eerily beautiful sculptures at once draw you in and repel you. In each of Montague’s surreal porcelain sculptures, there is a narrative to be discovered. Using a combination of hand building, press molds, and slip casting to build her sculptures, she also references traditions from ceramic fine-craft and art history. In her most recent body of work, Montague uses symbols such as fading flowers, bubbles, skulls, and insects to represent death and the transient nature of life. These symbols, interspersed with casts of toys including dolls, helicopters, and bunnies, take on a slightly sinister feeling in their modern compositions. Montague’s exhibition examines the cycles in our lives and asks us to revel in the beauty of the absurd.
Susannah Montague is a British born ceramic sculptor, based on Bowen Island, BC. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University and OCAD University.
If you are in or around the area of Calgary, please visit Newzone Gallery for more artwork. Susannah’s work is part of G’ddy Up group show at the gallery from July 6 till August 24, 2019.
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art
TUESDAY – FRIDAY, 10:30-5
Featured and other images: Newzone Gallery & Create Magazine