This body of work across sculpture , installation, video and performance, looks at gender, power and identity, through my interference with and manipulation of mens’ business suits. Cutting with a scalpel , fraying, pulling apart, picking, badly applying mascara. Sanding, drilling, shredding. Spinning with a large drill. Ceramic pieces work both with the suits and in isolation- referencing bones, skeleton, truncated body parts- both voluptuous and phallic. The glazes bring different textures: dry, flaked, cracked, creased, cut and scratched- alongside slippy, glossy, syrupy and wet.
review by Christine Stringfellow