Laurent Craste: Iconocraste

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Iconocraste au hache, porcelain and ax

August 14th – September 20, 2017

Front Window Gallery is thrilled to present a sculpture by Canadian ceramic artist Laurent Craste. Part of Craste’s “Abuse” series, this vase references a classic 19th century European form that has been severely compromised by the violent act of having an ax thrust into it. Craste’s darkly humorous work uses of the history and visual language of the decorative arts as a way to critique the hierarchical power structures inherent in the luxury goods market.