Showcase #24: Regeneration

SAM is delighted to partner with Craft Victoria in presenting its latest Showcase exhibition, created by Adelaide based ceramic artist Kerryn Levy.

When: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 – Wed, 5 Feb 2020 at 10:00am / 4:00pm
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
How much: FREE

Showcase #24: Regeneration, is inspired by Levy’s recent trip to Central Australia where she took particular interest in the regeneration of certain plant species following a controlled burn-off in the bush, and the striking colours that occurred as a result.

Using a variety of hand-building techniques Levy makes sculptural vessels reminiscent of human, animal and botanical bodies. When paired or grouped, these forms nestle and dance with one another. Their surfaces reflect the colours and textures of the Australian landscape.

For this new body of work, Levy has taken the opportunity to explore larger, more complex forms, constructing pairs of entwined figures that twist, turn and grow through and around each other. Scattered amongst these larger forms, smaller, brightly coloured pieces represent new growth, and show Levy’s ability to create and explore with a range of new glazes and textures.

After studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia (2014) and completing the Associate Program at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design (2018), Kerryn Levy continues to practice from her JamFactory studio in Adelaide. In 2018 Levy attended the Shiro Oni residency in Onishi, Japan, and earlier this year participated in The Ghan artist in residence Darwin-Adelaide, which was influential in the creation of work for Regeneration.

Artworks from Regeneration are available for purchase at the SAM shop.

The Craft x SAM Showcase is a curated program of exhibitions in partnership with Craft Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum.

Image: Kerryn Levy, Vessels with Kintsugi Detail.