Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 74
MELISSA SEARCY
  • MELISSA SEARCY

74

MELISSA SEARCY

E 28 SLAB BOX, GREEN

clay
2.25" x 5" x 4" — 5.7 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm.
incised signature, circa 1986

Estimate $75-$100

Realised: $61.50
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



MELISSA SEARCY

“There is a humble magic in the motions and materials of clay work. From earliest myths, clay work resonates with our human experience: from the formless lump of earth emerges a particular form that comes to maturity through the test of fire. The process encompasses infinite possibility, risk and routine, simplicity and complexity. Over these thirty years my work has been about these human things: love, possible failure, growth, beauty, and obsession.”

- Melissa Searcy -

Melissa Searcy studied ceramics at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia from 1981 to 1983. She has been working with clay for over 20 years and has exhibited her ceramics throughout Canada. Searcy lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

1987 Layerings, Gallery of B.C. Ceramics, Vancouver, BC
Erotica, Gallery of B.C. Ceramics, Vancouver, BC
1986 6x6x6, traveling exhibition of small crafts, Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Grand Forks Art Gallery, BC, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton, AB; Uncommon Objects Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, ON
Featured Artists, Gallery of B.C. Ceramics, Vancouver, BC


Selected Links

melissasearcy.com

Provenance:

Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, BC

Additional Info:

Department: Decorative Arts