16 Nov 2023 – 3 Dec 2023
St Heliers Street Gallery
Jess Lyons’ first solo show of ceramic sculptures is informed by the process of recovering and ‘making her way back’.
Architecturally informed slab-built sculptures, repetition and surface treatment, has been led by a parallel process of personal internal discoveries, narratives and a means of using art practice as therapy.
The exhibition offers up a dialogue of progression through holistic approaches to recovery of health and art practice – revealing an excavation of a personal landscape made visible and tangible in geometric, physical monuments.
Come along, view the works, and meet the artist while enjoying some light refreshments and catering from Cam’s Kiosk
Thursday 16 November
5pm — 8pm
Jess Lyons is a ceramic artist based in naarm/ Melbourne. Her research and artistic practice weaves together material application and surface treatments on slab-built and extruded sculptural forms.
Searching for abyssal self-identity through internal reflection, Jess excavates a physical landscape of fragility, growth, recovery and resilience. She engages in a ‘brinkmanship’, pushing and testing both the boundaries and limits of materials whilst interrogating her mental and physical wellbeing. Using art as a tool and marker of time and progress, Jess explores the mutability and interchangeable readings of ceramic materials – creating a process that offers a parallel narrative that mirrors the self’s journey. Via repetition, testing, journaling and research, Jess is motivated by the newness of contemporary approaches to traditional ways of making and crafting.
St Heliers Street Gallery is wheelchair accessible.