Victoria Burgher - Sweet Strength
Private View: January 31, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Sweet Strength is a new site-specific work by Victoria Burgher that combines the artist’s interest in a conceptual use of materials with a need to address the political context of our times. The sculptural installation consists of three freestanding female figures hollow-cast using bagasse – a delicately strong, honey-coloured fibre processed from the sugarcane plant. Burgher employs this innovative sculptural material for its historical and symbolic resonances, and its use in this artwork embodies the resilience of women with ancestral origins in the sugar-producing islands of the Caribbean.
The exhibition is organised by Austin Forum - the Order of St Augustine’s hub for spirituality and culture - and is part of its Art series.
Curated by Fr Gianni Notarianni O.S.A. (Parish Priest of St Augustine’s Church, Director of Austin Forum) & Marie Marin la Meslee
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