Cris Worley Fine Arts presents Celia Eberle: "Unintended Garden" opening reception
Cris Worley will present their third solo exhibition of Dallas-based artist, Celia Eberle. Throughout her 30+ year career, Eberle’s work has reflected eternal themes that pervade the course of time. With almost childlike innocence, history repeats itself. All of the knowledge we have acquired over the years cannot seem to stop us from our basic instincts. “Unintended Garden” looks at man’s relationship with his subconscious self, and in turn, with nature.
Eberle expands on man’s fateful relationship with nature in works like, “Moss Grotto”, a large-scale, ceramic “cavern” intended to provide respite for contemplation. Its shaggy, green glaze evokes dampness from an invisible source. The figure of “Neptune,” acts as a physical chimera of mythologies, conflating classical and Christian motifs into one “idol.” Themes of fetishism, loot, and plunder are underscored by the use of natural and often precious materials, and further illuminating our conflicting relationship of simultaneously worshipping and destroying mother nature. “Unintended Garden,” is an elegy for processing this paradox.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through March 31.