Claire Partington‘s ceramic figures blend 18-century dress and elegance with contemporary touches and beastial transformations. In her new show at Winston Wächter Fine Art in Washington, new works from the London artist are offered. “The Hunting Party” runs June 8-July 27. Partington was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“As Partington explains, subjects and themes explored in her work are drawn largely from the European tradition of ‘appropriation and reinterpretation (or misinterpretation) of ‘exotic’ styles that can be seen in National Collections across the world,’” the gallery says. “Partington relishes in borrowing from many styles, themes, disciplines, time periods and countries – blurring the lines of styles and meaning. The resulting sculptures present an intriguing and fantastical story of traditional and contemporary visual narratives.”
See more works from the show below.