ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY
2239 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1
604 730 9611
“Of Things I Can’t Unthink”
Artist: Susannah Montague
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.
ARTWALK ACTIVITIES – JUNE 16TH:
Artist Talk with Susannah Montague
(The artist talk will be filmed.
If you would like to attend, we ask that you please arrive by 1 PM.)
Reception to follow.
The Golden Leash
Ceramic, glaze, gold lustre, decals
19″ x 27″ x 14″
21″ x 25″ x 20″
Venus as a Boy
Ceramic, Glaze, Vintage Decals, Gold and Pearl Lustre
12″ x 5″ x 4″