Art Market San Francisco

Aphrodite  Porcelain, Glaze, Decals, Gold and Mother Of Pearl Lustre 18 x 10 x 6 inches

Aphrodite
Porcelain, Glaze, Decals, Gold and Mother Of Pearl Lustre
18 x 10 x 6 inches

Excited!

My work will travel to Art Market San Francisco with Newzones Gallery for the weekend of April 25 - 28.

Art Market San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier art fair. Now going into its ninth edition, Art Market San Francisco will feature seventy-five modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 28,000 visitors in 2018, the 2019 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.
- Art Market San Francisco

Published - Where Women Create

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Where Women Create - this beautiful publication - honoured to be a part of it.
Thanks to editor Trivia Bridges and Lillie Louise for the beautiful photographs.

See the whole article PDF at this link: Issue 6, 2019

Whether it’s art, music, written works, or choreographed dances, extraordinary women know that the process of creating is as important as what ultimately gets created. That is why extraordinary women pay attention to the details of their work spaces… making sure that they surround themselves with visually stimulating inspiration and unique organizational systems. WHERE WOMEN CREATE invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time. Through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this bi-monthly magazine will nourish souls and motivate creative processes.
- Where Women Create

Exhibition - Lucid Dreams at Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

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Lucid Dreams
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art
March 17 - April 27, 2019

Media Release:
Newzones is pleased to present “Lucid Dreams”, a solo exhibition by leading Canadian female sculptor, Susannah Montague.

Susannah Montague’s ceramic figurative sculptures are finely detailed, hugely intricate, and loaded with religious and mythological imagery. Montague draws her inspiration from mysticism and esotericism, touching on daydreams and the fantastical elements that haunt our nights. Within the eerie beauty of these ceramic sculptures is an exploration of the intersection between dreams and reality, while at the same time, fusing innocence and corruption in the flowers, dolls, lizards, toys and skulls that fervidly explode in these contemporary baroque compositions, asking us to revel in the beauty of the absurd.

Montague is based on Bowen Island, BC. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University and OCAD University.

Montague’s sculptures can be found in private collections all over the world. Her work was the subject of a CBC Arts Documentary in August 2018.

Featured - The Jealous Curator

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Thank you amazing Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator for featuring my work.

“I have to share a story Susannah told me about the final piece above … “The piece with the gold halo is my daughter. She was born “unresponsive”. The necklace – with the arms – is from Mexican religious iconography which symbolizes “embrace and touch”, because after 36 hours of labour, I fought to keep my twins together, close with me and out of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by doing “Kangaroo care”. The artichoke at the core has a heart, symbolizing love – and, throughout history, artichokes have represented hope, peace and a successful future.” I’m not crying, you’re crying. A beautiful story from a beautiful person {And, I’ve met her twins. They are creative, kind and amazing … just like their mama.}
- Danielle Krysa

New representation - Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Announcing new representation in Calgary at Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art “…one of North America’s leading contemporary art galleries representing prominent Albertan, Canadian and international artists. The gallery’s program has an emphasis on process oriented artwork that challenges both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics."

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CBC ARTS DOCUMENTARY on MY NEW body of work

For her latest project, Montague is stepping out of her studio and collaborating with the ocean. She's submerging new ceramic pieces in crab traps in the intertidal zone, allowing barnacles to grow on them. Barnacles are small crustaceans that build a "house" around them made of calcium carbonate — which happens to be the most common source of calcium in ceramic glazes.

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