Current Exhibition: "Human Nature" at Kirra Galleries - Federation Square 22 July 2010 to 22 August 2010
Human Nature is a powerful and evocative solo exhibition by Victorian based glass artist, Crystal Stubbs. Crystal has taken her work to a new level using her multi-faceted skills as a glass artist. She uses hot-formed, carved and casting techniques combined with ceramics and bronze. These inspired works explore the relationship between mankind and the natural world. Elements of her works defer to her surroundings and her observations growing up in country Victoria with her parents who are both acclaimed wildlife artists. Central to this exhibition is the image of the egg. In her artist statement Crystal refers to The Egg as "representing the fragile natural world. Human hands and egg cups hold eggs, depicting a strained relationship where nature is forced to conform. In contrast, the female figure embraces the egg and reflects a protective and nurturing relationship. Images of endangered birds and feathers symbolise the existence of life. Human Nature aims to open the viewers eyes to our natural world." The exhibition will be officially opened by Anton Vardy, Director Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale and President Public Galleries Association of Victoria.
Crystal is pleased to be attending this year's SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries. Celebrating its 16th year, SOFA CHICAGO 2009, the critically acclaimed Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from Nov. 6 – 8 to present masterworks from 68 top international galleries and dealers from 10 countries. The Chicago fair will also feature 5 special exhibits by renowned museums, universities and arts organizations. Crystal will also be demonstrating her figurative sculpting techniques in the Corning Museum's Hot Glass Roadshow and looks forward to meeting fellow glass enthusiasts in the USA. For more information on SOFA visit www.sofaexpo.com.