Kari Furre: intimate sculptures and fish skins

Kari Furre responds to the world by making sculpture and by swimming all year out of doors.  These activities are linked particularly though her choice of fish skin as working material.

Locally sourced skins are transformed into pliable, sweet-smelling leathers by tanning, using homely substances such as oil, egg and willow bark.  Kari studied these techniques in Sweden and Iceland where there is a tradition of tanning skins on a domestic scale.

In this exhibition whole skins are presented, inviting us to re-value a material that is usually discarded as  waste product.  These membranes and translucent fish-leather bowls, so redolent of the sea, suggest a second, more enduring life for the fishes.

Kari has a long, distinguished history of making, mastering many processes and materials; this exhibition offers a small taste.

More information on the artist’s website


 

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Exhibition @Dartington with work by Ann Russell work with the sea, and Christiane Berghoff experimenting with colour derived from natural dyes, British wool, and well-honed dying techniques. Now until March 24. Artists will talk at First Friday on Mar 6. artdotearth.org/exhibition-be… pic.twitter.com/DAFtwe1gdX

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