Robin Gibson Gallery

modern + contemporary

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Sassy Park

Man scattering blossoms
28×16×6cm ceramic


Sassy Park

Masculin Féminin

19 April – 11 May

Underlying my work is the concept of fragility both in the materiality of clay and within the human condition. My practice questions generally accepted ideas and stereotypes of domestic ceramics which includes plates and figurative works. I continue to play with historical, cultural and personal references in my work to consider wider themes of values and expectations within contemporary society. Ceramic objects come embedded with ideas from their past utilitarian and decorative uses. I am especially interested in their use for ritual purpose and as souvenirs. I explore notions of value and ideas of vulnerability through concepts of scale, intimacy, and humour. Within my themes, it is the quotidian matters that need remembering and commemorating. In figurative works, we recognise humanity, activity and emotion which suit the direct and honest qualities of the clay.

In this new body of work, I take my starting point from French New Wave Cinema of the 1960’s. The title comes from Jean-Luc Godard’s film, Masculin Féminin (1966). This film and others of La Nouvelle Vague serve as a personal reference point to consider the portrayal of gender through art history and culture. The exhibition presents an intimate iconography in the form of busts, figurative works, plates and egg cups. Comic brides, men with flowers and animals, caring fathers, actors and actresses, and sons and daughters are modelled and painted to be presented as a narrative of objects, while plates and egg cups beome the carriers of messages and ideas. Personal icons and histories become stilled in ceramic, pulling us back anecdotally and materially into their past.

Sassy Park
March 2022

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Sassy Park

Masculin
22×16×16cm glazed ceramic

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Sassy Park

Big Hair
36×30.5×18cm terracotta with underglaze and oxides

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Father Figure
29×21×13cm maiolica
$1,900
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Sassy Park

Woman of Sorrows
27 cm diameter maiolica, onglaze and lustre


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Sassy Park

Idyllic Egg Cups
set of three, each approx 8×5×5cm
porcelain with lustre


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Sassy Park

Sleeping Head
18×32×19cm terracotta, slip and paint
$2,500
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Sassy Park

Modern Bridal
32×13×15.5cm terracotta
$3,000
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Sassy Park

Madeleine (Masculine Féminin)
27cm diameter terracotta, slip and glazes


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Sassy Park

Smelling a flower
20×14×8cm terracotta and glaze


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Sassy Park

Ghost Girl
24.5×18×14cm stoneware


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Sassy Park

Belmondo
22×20×20cm terracotta and underglaze


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Sassy Park

France Gall
19cm diameter maiolica
$450
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Sassy Park

Man with a Rabbit
32×19×14cm maiolica
$2,100
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Sassy Park

Jean Pierre Léaud
19cm diameter maiolica


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Sassy Park

Louis
26×9×9cm bronze

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Sassy Park

Good Provider
26×13×7cm terracotta, glazes


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Sassy Park

Girl with Elaborate Plaits
33×21×20cm terracotta


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Sassy Park

Girl with a Button
36×25×19cm stoneware


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Sassy Park

Sassy in Sicily
29×13×8cm terracotta, slip and glazes
$1,800
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Sassy Park

Boy with cat
32×14×10cm terracotta and glazes


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Sassy Park

The green bikini
28×12×15cm ceramic and glaze
$1,800
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Sassy Park

Idyllic Egg Cups
set of three, each approx 8×5×5cm
porcelain with lustre


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Sassy Park

Paul (Masculine Féminin)
27cm diameter terracotta, slip and glazes

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Sassy Park

Masculin Feminin Egg Cups
set of three, each approx 8×5×5cm
porcelain with lustre


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Sassy Park

Girl with the navy swimmers
21×12×9cm stoneware and underglaze
$1,500
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Sassy Park

French Songs Egg Cups
set of three, each approx 8×5×5cm
porcelain with lustre


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Sassy Park

Françoise Hardy
21 cm diameter maiolica with lustre


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