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Exhibition at Craft: Clarity
Honouring the calm strength of a clear voice, Clarity brings together the work of four Australian artists - Jessica Loughlin (glass), Kirsten Coelho (ceramics), Kath Inglis (jewellery), and Lindy McSwan (metal).
Jessica Loughlin, receptor of light v 2018, kiln formed glass, 450 x 530 x 170mm. Photo: Rachel Harris
Working in different craft disciplines, the artists share a rare ability to distil an idea into form, and an understanding of material that allows them to express that idea with conviction and humility. It takes courage to make work this honest. there's nowhere to hide here. each work stands calm, peaceful, resolved. Nothing can be added, nothing can be removed. Yet their apparent simplicity belies the years of learning, deep contemplation, and rich material knowledge of their maker.
There is so much noise in the world, so much vying for our attention, it can be hard to filter through it all: to focus on what matters. Here, in this room, are works that allow and invite contemplation and rest.
A moment of clarity. A ringing truth.