The Quaint and the Curious will be hosting an installation by local artist, Adele Courtman. The untitled work plays on transforming fragmented interiors into abstract facets and explores notions of change and femininity.
Tying in with the site - a place that holds memories embedded in the objects found, collected and displayed - the work speaks about memory, time and transformation. The surface and glaze, with its fleshy hues, draw the viewer in but also give a sense of repulsion. The slick surfaces contrast with the rough base of recycled clay that they're created from. The forms are organic and abstract but toy with memory and meaning.
A wedding dress, cut up and turned into a hose, is a stunning element and a beautiful contrast to the hard edged ceramics. The old satin sheen ties in well with the glaze - elements of traditional but reconstructed, re-shaped and transformed femininity.
The work will be installed from Saturday 2 December, up the staircase of this treasure trove of hand-picked and nevermore items on Buchan St. The Quaint and the Curious will be open late as part of First Thursdays. Make sure to pay them a visit!