For HOT MESS, Emily Hunt will be presenting a small, figurative sculpture, Cosmic Guru #1.
Cosmic Guru #1 is a mash-up of references, primarily the high weirdness of Robert Anton Wilson, who believed that we could all possibly fall into what he termed – The Chapel Perilous – a zone of belief that makes reality hard to fathom. Where every synchronicity contains meaning. The Cosmic Guru also is a homage to James Lovelock who thinks of the Earth as one living organism - Gaia. But ultimately the Cosmic Guru is that stinky guy at the rave that you don’t want to dance too close to.
Emily Hunt creates ornamental, figurative ceramics. Her history as a rare-book dealer has informed her encyclopedic approach to her art-making, taking influences from the history of ornament, visionary art, and scholarly magical texts. Her work walks between many lines of enquiry. Her exhibition history has covered topics such as the earliest representations of female witches in German Renaissance print culture and the effects of printed propaganda. She creates world-building installations that reflect future fossils in ceramic forms. Her work articulates the concept of the collapse of a macro & micro world view, the theory of panpsychism, and walking as a magical tool.
Cosmic Guru in Chair #1, 2020
Glazed stoneware with gold lustre (3 pieces)
28 x 12 x 16 cm