Yvonne Kustec: The Garden

Yvonne Kustec, The Garden (detail), 2021

Yvonne Kustec: The Garden

Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB - To Jun 6

by Robin Laurence

This complex and intricate ceramic sculpture (on view at street level) depicts a human figure in a state of transformation that appears to be both painful and ecstatic. Highly symbolic floral and faunal forms seem to take root beneath the skin, drawing strength from the figure while also drafting o metaphorical “impurities” that may exist within. Calgary-based artist Yvonne Kustec reflects on personal and cultural identity while exploring traditional notions of femininity.

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