EXHIBITIONS / Kirsten Perry - Stevie Dreams
14.09.2012 to 13.10.2012
Dream, written by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, is the inspiration for artist Kirsten Perry in her exhibition Stevie Dreams. The lyrics have long remained a mystery to the artist, but as she listens to it over and over again while working in her studio, she feels she is getting closer to discovering a meaning. Through an exhibition inspired by interpretation of the lyrics a series of objects will be created including ceramic rain drops, a large sheepskin wall hanging, illustrated hand made tiles, and video element.
Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967 and had the majority of their success during the 70’s and 80’s. Currently there is a big craft resurgence influenced by those times. Craft practice and the wonky hand made objects are a big part of Kirsten's work. It introduces a comical element and allows people to build a relationship with strange but funny objects. The lyrics to Dreams are serious but the exhibition will bring a lighter edge to the song. 'Heartbreak, after all, can be pretty heavy and learning to laugh at our selves brings some relief to our problems.' (Kirsten Perry, 2012)
Kirsten recently had a solo exhibition at Craft Victoria and you can view more info and images at her site http://www.kirstenperry.com/