susan flavell

she who scribes the sorrows [a love goddess]

14 september - 13 october 2018

 

Susan Flavell will be exhibiting the third of a proposed series of thirteen goddesses in our Front Entry Room Gallery.

The first was the spectacular The Horn of the Moon exhibited at John Curtin Gallery in 2017, followed by Golden Flowers (Fire Goddess) at the WA Art Collective in 2018. She Who Scribes the Sorrows (A Love Goddess) represents and explores the giddiness and disappointments, the promise and trials of love. She is a broken, reassembled and hopeful life goddess created from found materials. The goddesses explore ideas of the sacred, of antiquities, mythology, stories, taste, the unconscious, poetic collections, popular imagery and environmental issues.

Flavell has been a practicing artist for more than 30 years and her inspiration comes from animals, the environment, the unconscious, the fantastic, the monstrous and the mythical. Recent exhibitions include Creaturephor RMIT University (2018), The Dog's Artist Fremantle Arts Centre (2016), Freud's Desk Turner Galleries (2013) and An Internal Difficulty at PICA (2015 Perth International Arts Festival). Her work is held in many collections, including Art Gallery of WA, Wesfarmers, and City of Perth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

susan flavell artwork
she who scribes the sorrows [a love goddess]
installation
susan flavell artwork
love birds
found ceramic, wooden objects, jewellery, paper mache, glue
30.5 x 17 x 17cm
2018
$550
susan flavell artwork
elephant rider
bronze, gifted wooden elephant, found bracelets, wood, found toy china dishes, paper mache, wire, glue
43.5 x 13 x 13cm
2018
$700
susan flavell artwork
genie
found brass + other objects, found ceramic, head, jewellery
32 x 10.5 x 10.5cm
2018
$550
susan flavell artwork
love goddess
found ceramic + brass objects, paper mache, glue
17 x 9 x 6.5cm
2018
$330
susan flavell artwork
child goddess
gifted + found ceramic objects, found necklace, paper mache, glue
17 x 9 x 6.5cm
2018
$330
susan flavell artwork
snake goddess
rubber snake, found ceramic + other objects, raku, paper mache, glue
42 x 13 x 11cm
2018
$700
susan flavell artwork
dervish goddess
found ceramic + wooden objects, marbles, beads, earring, paper mache, glue
17 x 9 x 6.5cm
2018
$330
susan flavell artwork
fruitful goddess
found ceramic + other objects, cloth, paper mache, glue
55 x 16 x 15cm
2018
$900
susan flavell artwork
lotus goddess
found ceramics + glass, earrings, brass, fake snake skin, paper mache, glue
45 x 30 x 30cm
2018
$800
susan flavell artwork
wedding goddess
found plastic wedding couple, stoneware, gifted ceramic, oyster shell, pewter, bead, plastic jewel, paper mache, glue
49 x 14 x 14cm
2018
$700
susan flavell artwork
horse rider
found + gifted ceramics, found objects, bracelet, chain, wire, paper mache, glue
38.5 x 26 x 18.5cm
2018
$800
susan flavell artwork
goddess with blue jar
raku, stoneware, gifted vase, found objects, paper mache, glue
42 x 14 x 14cm
2018
$700
susan flavell artwork
water carrier
found ceramic, found objects, pewter, necklace, toy ceramic, wire, cardboard, paper mache, glue
47.5 x 10 x 10cm
2018
$700