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Klara Kristalova

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Days and Nights, 2007 Stoneware 62 X 55 X 48 Cm © Klara Kristalova and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Klara Kristalova

1606 Paseo de Peralta
87501 Santa Fe
NM
US
June 27th, 2009 - September 6th, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
https://sitesantafe.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Downtown/Plaza
EMAIL:  
info@sitesantafe.org
PHONE:  
505-989-1199
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Tue 10-5
TAGS:  
ceramics, bronze, figurative, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

To enter a gallery populated with Swedish artist Klara Kristalova’s “creatures” is to glimpse a personal fairy tale. Her hand-painted ceramic and bronze figures speak directly to the artist’s interior life. A ceramic bust of a woman besieged by moths, another of a woman with vines coming out of her eyes where tears should be, both vibrate with the clarity of a dream image you can’t forget, but whose context you can’t remember. The absurdity of the imagery is paired with simplicity in presentation; works are placed on white cloth-covered tables, plain pedestals, or directly on the floor. This combination, along with the intentionally handmade quality of her sculptures, gives the work a classical presence despite its idiosyncratic nature.

For her exhibition at SITE, her first in a U.S. museum, Kristalova will push the boundaries of her practice. Anchoring the installation will be a group of new works created specifically for this exhibition. These new pieces will be complemented by a selection of earlier sculptures.

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