Caitlin Rose Sweet – ‘Hag’
Press release by Caitlin Rose Sweet
Press Photo by Caitlin Rose Sweet, 2019.
Caitlin Rose Sweet – Hag
March 29 – May 18, 2019
87 Rivington Street, New York, New York 10002, USA
Hours: WED-SAT 12-6PM
Hag is a new body of ceramic vessels that explores the grotesquely feminine and power of rage. This is a continuation of Caitlin Rose Sweet’s use of the vessel as a site of interrogation of capitalist constructs of labor, hierarchy, and productivity. In this installation Sweet is inspired by folklore of witches that lurk the edges of society and seek revenge for trespasses against mother nature. Hag transforms decorative ceramics into long nailed beasts that drip with desire and revolt.
About Caitlin Rose Sweet
Caitlin Rose Sweet is a mixed media artist who utilizes the handmade to explore embodiment and how objects shape our perception of self. Her queer craft refuses traditional concepts of functionality and mastering of skill as she pushes forms to new horizons. Her work ranges from immersive installations to intimate scaled functional ceramics.
Interview with the artist about Hag and her creative practice: Queer ceramicist Caitlin Rose Sweet talks making work through chronic pain by wussymag.com