This February Cynthia Corbett Gallery is inviting you behind the scenes of Cynthia Corbett’s home to virtually enjoy our Collect 2021 curation. For Collect 2021 we are recreating what we would have physically shown at our booth at the Fair – in our Home Gallery space.
For this outstanding edition of Collect, Cynthia Corbett Gallery is showcasing the artworks of five artists, who create multifaceted narratives while also celebrating materiality. The following three artists, while excelling in their conceptuality, are fascinated with the physical work itself:
· Canadian Christopher Riggio’s vessels, almost art-deco in format, are created with ceramics and glass, yet super-polished like a slab of Carrara marble;
· Spanish Albert Montserrat looks back at the ancient history of Korean moon jars – and takes advantage of the most exquisite technical advancements, using them for his stunning glazes. His work mesmerises with the marriage of the old and new;
· British Amy Hughes’s practice is both fuelled by and symbolic of the highly prestigious Porcelain wares produced at the Royal Sevres Factory in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Hughes’ works reference and pay homage to the originals, but are created with a freer approach, giving them a new lease of life.
Gallery-represented and Young Master Award winner Matt Smith is a true Renaissance artist. Textile embroiderer, ceramicist, art historian, curator, professor of arts: his mission is joining the antique and contemporary while rethinking the ways of what museums collect. His commentary is always infused with social and political mores in both a witty yet serious manner.
American Klari Reis has invented her own medium, using epoxy polymer (a form of liquid plastic) with many added ingredients including pure pigment, acrylic and secrets. Reis’s design is almost otherworldly, her colours unique and her patterns inventive. Her artwork is both object and fine art and she is at the forefront of innovative use of art resources.
Each of these artists have had serious recognition by private and public collections including the V&A, Google, Microsoft, Design Museum Trustee Davina Mallinckrodt and Edmund de Waal.
Virtual viewings over Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime are available by request via firstname.lastname@example.org.