Gossamer by Sarah Sproule
Gossamer is an exploration into families and the relationships within them. The figure is a slip cast object from a premade, wholesale mould, which peaked in popularity in the 70s and 80s. During that time, my family owned and operated a wholesale slip casting business. When I found this figure 40 years later, I began using it in my art practice to represent both myself and the complex stories within my family. Gossamer is a reworking of an old piece meant to symbolize the weight of family histories on its living members, but instead shows the fine lines that separate us when we leave hurt, anger, and resentment to simmer underneath a smooth and shining surface.
This exhibition is on the 1st floor