Celia Eberle – motherf
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: April 6 – May 11, 2013
Cris Worley Fine Arts is excited to announce Celia Eberle’s motherf opening with an artist reception Saturday, April 6th from 6pm – 8pm and continuing through May 11th, 2013. Eberle is a well-known Dallas-based multimedia artist who describes her artistic pursuit as both “inexorable” (that which cannot be changed) and “inevitable” (that which always happens). She employs natural materials such as bone, wood, coral, and stone into her works that frequently examine the relationship between man and nature.
In motherf, Eberle created a body of work that explores the idea of Mother Nature as an abused woman. Aesthetically, Eberle’s work almost feels like something out of Grimm’s classic fairy tales, combining a mixture of the fantastical, whimsical, and sinister. From castle turrets carved from bone, to a massive sculpture shaped like a human foot and made of newsprint, Eberle is interested in mankind’s need to control the natural order and for disposability, both of which negatively affect the world we live in. There is another underpinning that can be found throughout the exhibition; the great equalizers, death and decay, are represented through many of the natural and fragile materials used in Eberle’s work.
Celia Eberle has exhibited extensively throughout Texas as well as in Chicago, New York and Oregon. Her work is currently in the collections of: The Dallas Museum of Art, the J.Wayne Stark University Gallery at Texas A&M, and the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, Texas.