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Exhibition Detail
In Our Nature: Crystal Morey Closing Reception and Artist Talk
1167 65th Street
Oakland, CA 94608

July 15th, 2012 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Artist talk
East Bay
Wed-Sun 12-7pm
animals, ceramics sculpture, underglaze, endangered species landscape, surrealism, figurative, sculpture

Crystal Morey  explores the impact and stresses mankind has imposed on animal life and our natural world and pays  particular attention to species that have been endangered or have become extinct due to urban development, industrial agriculture, over-hunting and loss of habitat, and examine how these changes may affect human psyches, emotions, and actions.

Crystal is fascinated by the way mankind interacts with the natural world and the predator versus prey relationship that they share. Nature has always governed human and animal life; evolution had its own timeline and plants and animals coexisted. By  examining the acceleration that has occurred in natural life cycles caused by technology and human growth, Crystal investigates the delicate, interwoven dependencies all creatures share, and the strengths and mysteries found in our world through sculpture that expands beyond reality into an enigmatic realism that is of another world.

One way for us to gauge our effect on the earth is through the health of other species around us. By combining human-like figures with ghostly animals, a narrative of connectivity showing the relationship that exists between humans, animals, and nature is revealed. Closing Reception 3-6 PM, Talk begins at 4 PM.

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