Study for Large Flask with Six Leaves
DIMENSIONS 24" x 18.5" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2016
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
"Steadfastly exotic, sensuous in its tantalizing imperfection, decorative, and somehow subversive, Elisabeth Kley’s work entices us into the mysteries of the past, the cinema, theater, opium dens, and harems," writes Barbara MacAdam in ARTnews. Drawing inspiration from an array of historical references including Byzantine, Asian and Islamic decorative art objects and textiles, Kley conjures romance from bygone times while maintaining a playful irreverence. Her tantalizing compositions seem to twirl within the confines of ceramics, and in Study for Large Flask with Six Leaves, Kley offers a simultaneously graphic and whimsical take on the ceramic tradition.