ArtsHub47: SCOPOPHILIA: The Love of Looking

13 – 30 March 2014.
Open Tuesday – Sunday
SCOPOPHILIA:  The Love of Looking.  An exhibition of ceramics exploring the tension between nature and sexuality by Vicky Crossley
Vicky says: My work is about the union of opposites. Order and chaos – Life, creation, and death.The voyeur and the subject. I love the accidental, perfect and imperfect, and try to explore the tension between nature and sexuality in all its forms as a theme.

I acknowledge that pleasure and desire are significant elements within my creative life, exploring desire as a multifaceted force, working on a level of surfaces and intensities. As a being of desire I feel compelled to generate new signifiers, becoming motivated to devise personally resonant forms of meaning that allow me, to explore sexuality and womanhood.

I particularly love this quote by Oscar Wilde: ‘In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.’

After all, if we were entirely content and self-contained, if nothing was missing from our lives, we would feel no urgency to enter into the cycle of invention and reinvention that characterizes human existence, and therefore the need to question, create and make meaning.
Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon, dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light, what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars? What primal night does Man touch with his senses? Ay, Love is a journey through waters and stars, through suffocating air, sharp tempests of grain: Love is a war of lightning, and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness. Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity, your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages, and a genital fire, transformed by delight, slips through the narrow channels of blood to precipitate a nocturnal carnation, to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.
Pablo Neruda
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