Stages is Kristen Cliffel’s first solo exhibition at 2731 Prospect. Kristen is well-known for her distinctive work in narrative ceramic sculpture. Her work masterfully meshes issues involving female domesticity and the comforts of home with darkly dramatic fairy tales and archetypal myths. By distilling events and feelings into visual metaphors, Kristin investigates the complex layers lurking behind seemingly simple, yet integral relationships. Through her masterful technical skills as a sculptor working in ceramics, she fully engages the medium’s richly expressive and seductive surface appeal and hefty volume to its fullest extent with dramatic results that mix tragedy, humor and beauty.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website