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Kristin McKirdy

Untitled, ceramic

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Previously shown at Basel 2021.

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Description/

The ceramics of Kristin McKirdy have the playfulness, precision, and unidentifiable function of toys and proto-scientific artefacts. The Toronto-born, Paris-based ceramicist is known for her flat-cut geometric volumes in which dull and rough skins conceal sleek, gleaming, and colourful cores. Extremely skilled and precise with her glazes and textures, she carves and sculpts into the surface, scratching the outer layer as if it were exposed to a rough environment. Next to these worked surfaces, the inner core appears even more fragile and precious, an almond in its shell or the marrow of a bone.

Borrowing from the visual language of still life, McKirdy offers a filtered reality, where sizes and proportions are shifted, containers are full, and fruits are hard as stone, where colours and textures are carefully balanced. She proceeds with variations around simple themes and games of combinations, repetitions, and compositions. Fruits, icebergs, rocks, eggs, bowls, mortars, cups, bottles, and architectural elements are the many typologies from which she draws her inspiration, interpreted and rendered as sculptural objects.

Enameled ceramic.


Kristin McKirdy

designer

Born in Toronto but based in Paris, ceramicist Kristin McKirdy creates figurative vessels and small sculptures that look almost like geological cross-sections. Her biomorphic forms are cut with flat, polished planes. McKirdy often embellishes, with gold leaf or detailed filigree, the acute angle where soft curve and hard line meet. Using stone or metal, McKirdy polishes her works to lend them irregular finishes. These mottled surfaces are in stark contrast to her glossy, colorful glaze work, and the effect is akin to a geode: a jewel packaged hidden within craggy rock.

  • Date/

    2018

  • Color/

    Grey

  • Material/

    Ceramic

  • Dimension/

    35.0 x x 21.0 cm (13.8 x x 8.3 in)

  • Style/

    Contemporary

  • Heritage/

    France

  • Ships from/

    Paris

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