Crucible showcases Ross McLeod’s collections of sculptural objects that explore the idea of alchemical synthesis, association of natural process and craftsmanship.
The genesis of the Crucible collection began through the production of a series of watercolour and oil pastel sketches of bowl-like forms that contemplated the idea of what constitutes a "vessel". These sketches were then translated into full-size hand drawings that were made in response to the selection of beautiful off-cut timber slabs (sustainably sourced Suar wood) that were stacked beside CushCush's studio workshop in Denpasar, Bali.
The driving force behind the collectìon was a desire to develop refined and elegant design objects which retain a sense of authenticity in their making and intimacy in their use. Ultimately the pieces act as a reflection upon the primal relationships between ritual and craft.
The collections title "Crucible" reflects the desire to explore an alchemical synthesis; a fusion of functional, sculptural, material and archetypal concerns. It is hoped that the final transformation of the Crucibles will occur when the vessels fulfil their functional role as utilitarian objects, playing a small but beautiful part in people's lives.
CushCush Gallery, is the new addition to the CushCush family. The gallery is conceived as a platform for creative collaborations in contemporary design + art. It is an alternative gallery that embrace interactions and celebrate multi-disciplinary creativity through explorations of intersections of art, design, materiality, techniques and crafts.
CushCush Gallery will present a year-round program of curated exhibitions, and will continue to grow its residency and collaboration programs, facilitating exchanges between an international community of artists, creatives and Bali.
Ross McLeod in collaboration with CushCush Gallery
Exhibition runs from 16 July 2016 to 15 October 2016
Open by appointment only.
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