Thursday, 26 November 2015
At the Edge of Time by Crystal Morey @ Antler Gallery
Antler Gallery is excited to bring you a new series of works by Crystal Morey. Crystal first showed with our gallery in 2014 when her ceramic sculptures of human figures within animals received an overwhelming response. Since then she has graduated to making her pieces in porcelain and expanded her concept.
There will be an opening reception on November 27th, as one of three shows commencing on the same night, from 6pm-9pm and Crystal will be in attendance.
Here is the artist’s interpretation of her newest works:
Humankind has become the driving influence and force behind natural evolution. We are able to alter life from a single cell all the way up to entire ecosystems. Intentionally or unintentionally, we are rapidly affecting changes to the environment that would have taken natural processes millennia. Through these actions we are leaving many vulnerable species and habitats frantic, facing disruptions and uncertain outcomes. In my work I investigate these actions while also creating an evocative and mysterious narrative that shows our interdependence with the land and animals around us.
As a species, we sit “At the Edge of Time”, faced with monumental questions leading to difficult, uncertain answers. My figures exist on this frontier, absorbed in their own feelings of stress, anxiety and ambivalence. Sculpted from the silken white earth of porcelain, I see these delicate figures as containing power – as modern talismans and precious telling objects. They are here to remind us of our current trajectory and potential for destruction and downfall.