5 techniques for control

Richelle Forsey,
Guelph, ON

Size

4.5" x 26.5" x 5"

Medium

black clay (double bisque fired), wood

In this work I wanted to express the physical and emotional energies necessary to maintain control in the day-to-day world. The impressions made by my hands holding, gripping, clinging, clutching, and grabbing black clay were bisque fired to fix permanently the performance of these gestures, and become methods one could follow.

5 techniques for control

Richelle Forsey,
Guelph, ON

About the artist
About the artist

Richelle Forsey
Guelph, ON

Richelle Forsey is an artist and photographer. She draws inspiration for her work through exploring built environments, urban remains and abandonments which she compulsively photographs and from which she collects artifacts. Forsey incorporates interdisciplinary approaches and multiple media including photography, ceramics, text, and found objects to create works that inspire slow looking, spark imagination, and make sense of the contemporary world. Her work has been shown in Canada, the U.S. and abroad, as well as collaboratively in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto). Forsey is a founding member of the photography collective TLR Club (2004), and a member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. When she is not travelling, Forsey lives and works in Guelph, Ontario.

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