At the Edge of Time by Crystal Morey @ Antler Gallery

Gallery is excited to bring you a new series of works by Crystal Morey.
Crystal first showed with our gallery in 2014 when her ceramic
sculptures of human figures within animals received an overwhelming
response. Since then she has graduated to making her pieces in porcelain
and expanded her concept.

There will be an opening reception
on November 27th, as one of three shows commencing on the same night,
from 6pm-9pm and Crystal will be in attendance.

Here is the artist’s interpretation of her newest works:
Humankind has become the driving influence and force behind natural
evolution. We are able to alter life from a single cell all the way up
to entire ecosystems. Intentionally or
unintentionally, we are rapidly affecting changes to the environment
that would have taken natural processes millennia. Through these actions
we are leaving many vulnerable species and habitats frantic, facing
disruptions and uncertain outcomes. In my work I investigate these
actions while also creating an evocative and mysterious narrative that
shows our interdependence with the land and animals around us.
As a
species, we sit “At the Edge of Time”, faced with monumental questions
leading to difficult, uncertain answers. My figures exist on this
frontier, absorbed in their own feelings of stress, anxiety and
ambivalence. Sculpted from the silken white earth of porcelain, I see
these delicate figures as containing power – as modern talismans and
precious telling objects. They are here to remind us of our current
trajectory and potential for destruction and downfall.

Crystal Morey @ Antler Gallery

Antler Gallery is excited to showcase the ceramic sculpture of Oakland artist Crystal Morey.

Crystal works in a very traditional style, building each piece from the
base up and firing/glazing them multiple times, to make pieces which
reflect our complex relationship with the environments which surround
us. Her human figures, encased in animal bodies, reflect the subjective
and ever changing boundaries between humanity and the natural world.

Through the “great acceleration”, which has been taking place since the
industrial revolution, human beings have become the biggest variable in
the changing nature of the natural world. The way we develop our
societies has a direct and irreversible impact on the natural ecosystems
that we are continually encroaching upon. Crystal’s works deal with
these conflicts, whilst also referencing the ways in which ancient
civilizations or peoples viewed wildlife and nature. This influence upon
her sculpture has given the pieces a totemic feel that immediately
calls to mind our changing attitudes toward the beings that we share the
planet with.

Crystal shows primarily in the bay area where her
studio is located and this is her first exhibition in Portland. Crystal’s work for the show can be viewed online here:

June 26 through July 30th
Antler Gallery
2728 NE Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon. 97211

Open Daily: 11am to 7pm


Instagram: @cmorey