Kirsten Stingle's Shadow Circus at the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art



“Shadow Circus” is a MUST-SEE exhibition featuring recent works of ceramic
artist Kirsten Stingle and encaustic painter Lorraine Glessner.  Shadow Circus brings to light the inner stories and dialogues we have with ourselves.
 
 I absolutely love Kirsten Stingle's work!  She combines distinctive, hand-built porcelain figures with discarded relics to create a narrative that engages the viewer. A mother of two young boys in her suburban setting, Kirsten takes the tradition of Southern storytelling far beyond the ordinary nostalgic backdrops with her deep, edgy contemporary works. Her sculpture combines richly detailed porcelain figures with vintage relics and found artifacts, created in a way that challenges us to interpret and understand more about ourselves. 
Lorraine Glessner's encaustic paintings are richly layered, requiring the viewer to go deep within to understand what our shadow side is trying to tell us.


EXHIBITION DATES:
September 28 – December 15
Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060  |  770/528-1444
www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org/shadow-circus.html
ARTIST’S LECTURES:
Lorraine Glessner: Friday, October 11 at 5:30 pm
Kirsten Stingle: Saturday, October 26 at 5:30 pm
WORKSHOPS: Two-day, hands-on art making workshops
“Encaustic Workshop” Instructor, Lorraine Glessner; Oct. 11 & 12 10 am -- 4 pm
“Narrative Potential of the Torso” Instructor, Kirsten Stingle; Oct. 25 & 26; 9 am -- 5 pm

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.