Wasps and the Briggait are delighted to present 'TERRA' from Viv Lee & Gabriela Silveira
Exhibition Opening: Friday 11th October, 6-8pm
Exhibition Continues: 11th - 30th October
The exhibition TERRA presents the work of two artists, Viv Lee and Gabriela Silveira, whose individual practices share a common interest in themes connected to earth-based rituals and the sensual self-expression of the body. Gallery two provides the space in which the outcome of Lee’s private rituals of making finds form in archetypal vessels set within imagined spaces for contemplation and worship. These spaces relate to the ‘Tokonoma’ or alcove, an architectural feature in Japanese homes for the display of art objects or flower arrangements. This idea of contemplation is carried through to gallery one, in which Silveira presents photographs from her ongoing series Mother—tender bodies punctuate vast landscapes, a return to the primordial womb, inviting reflection on self and our relationship to nature.
Hong Kong born artist Viv Lee lives and works in Glasgow. Graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture, Lee works with Terracotta and stoneware clays to create sculptural ceramics with a focus on hand built vessels. Her work explores making as a spiritual practice, with the tactility of clay lending itself to this exploration as it allows her to work mindfully and intuitively.
Gabriela Silveira is a Brazilian born, Edinburgh based photographer. Through her personal bodies of work, flowers and flesh are used as symbolic starting points to explore ideas and ideals of love, sex, beauty and death.