Kelly Austin: compositions

Thursday, March 28, 2013 ― Thursday, May 09, 2013

For Vancouver artist Kelly Austin, making pots brings together important equations: measuring creativity and productivity, mental and physical discipline and the opportunity to connect with the everyday. Her work is a constant dialogue between design, craft and art. Austin’s most recent exploration, compositions, looks at formal relationships rooted deeply in the west coast aesthetic. Working in sets, she is focused on the way objects interact with one another compositionally. They become an image of a moment in time, a feeling and a place for contemplation; tea with a close friend or dinner with family.

Her work explores ideas around opposition and abstraction: hard/soft, darWlight and thinWthick. Can opposition become harmonious? Balanced? In compositions, parts create a whole and differences enhance one another.

Curated by Janai Jackie.

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