Of Things I Can't Unthink

Video by the talented Lisa Wu

Exhibitionists: Susannah Montague’s ceramic collaboration with the sea
CBC Arts Documentary

“In her latest body of work Susannah Montague is stepping out of her studio and collaborating with the ocean”

Artist Talk
Elissa Cristall Gallery
Granville Street Art Walk, Vancouver, BC, Canada

It was a great event. Big thank you to Elissa Cristall, the Granville Street Art Walk and everyone that attended! A huge thank you to the talented Lisa Wu for the great job she did on the video!

Seymour Art Gallery
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 3 - April 14, 2018.

Susannah Montague’s highly symbolic and eerily beautiful sculptures at once draw you in, and repel you. In each of Montague’s surreal porcelain sculptures, there is narrative to be discovered. Using a combination of hand building, press molds, and slip casting to build her sculptures, she also references traditions from ceramic fine-craft and art history.

Montague uses symbols such as fading flowers, bubbles, skulls, and insects to represent death and the transient nature of life. These symbols, interspersed with casts of toys including dolls, helicopters, and bunnies, take on a slightly sinister feeling in their modern compositions. Montague’s work examines the cycles in our lives and asks us revel in the beauty of the absurd.

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.