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.

SOLO EXHIBITION "Of Things I Can't Unthink" will be at The Elissa Cristall Gallery


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My Of Things I Can't Unthink show will be at one of my favourite galleries, The Elissa Cristall Gallery  from June 7 – June 30, 2018. I will be giving an Artist Talk at the gallery on June 16th at 1:00 pm to coincide with the South Granville Art Walk. I'd love to see you there if you can make it!

"Susannah Montague’s art is as humorous as it is subversive. Her pieces are a daydream in clay, wryly communicating the intransience of the human condition. Stepping into her studio is like discovering an Eighteenth-Century Cabinet of Curiosity.  Her art is a collection of shamanistic characters which imbibe the peculiar, scientific and mythical qualities involved in creation. Rollicking, cherubic figures wearing masks and antlers frolic among symbols of decay, in a world that is equal parts shadowy and lighthearted. Combined the images evoke a whimsical narrative of folk tales, childhood fantasies, dreams and nightmares."

Susannah Montague is a British born, Bowen Island-based ceramic sculptor. She earned her BFA from Emily Carr University and Ontario University of Art and Design.

June 7 – June 30, 2018 | Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m. |