Saturday, January 5, 2013

BEAUTY: Ceramics--Penny Byrne

Penny Byrne has a degree in Fine Art Ceramics but also a degree in Ceramics and Glass Conservation and Restoration which aids her in her work of salvaging fragments and remnants of broken antiquated ceramic figures from the early to mid-twentieth century. She manipulates these bits and bobs into startlingly relevant social and political statements critiquing war, inequity, the continued oppression of women, the danger of nuclear disaster (whether accidental or through war), our obsession with sex and guns, and Sarah Palin who deserves to be critiqued and satirized until all our cities are flooded from global climate change! Or better yet, let's just forget her--most of us who are concerned with reality already have.

Top to bottom: Five Minutes To Midnight; Fukushima Symphony; Gitmo Bay Souvenirs. Closing Down Sale, All Stock Must Go!; I heart USA; The only difference between Sarah Palin and a pit bull is lipstick; War On Terror Waltz; Where's My Vote?; Keep young and beautiful, if you want to be loved

I can't find a dedicated website for Penny Byrne, but she is represented by Sullivan and Strumpf Gallery in Sydney.

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