19 Minerva Works
Friday 4 September
Join us from 6-8pm for the launch of our new exhibition, big Mouth, a new collection of ceramic sculptures by Emma Hart that want to tell you how it really is and how it really feels.
Out from the gallery wall clay fists throw punches, rub crying eyes, clutch their stomach, whilst squeezed clay hair cascades through anus-like scrunchies. There are those clumsy spills from ceramic wine glasses that we all make from time to time.
Integrated into the sculptures are film, photography and sound elements which contradict their glossy finish with their subject matter – a roadside gutter, sweaty legs, a bum with knickers wedged up its crack.
Combining ceramics with moving and still images is Hart’s plan to get ‘the insides onto the outsides’, so that pristine outward appearances can be eaten away by inner doubts and feelings.