Sabbia Gallery is pleased to present this solo exhibition by Michele Tudorin Edinger, awarded the 2020 Sabbia Gallery Exhibition Prize for National Art School Graduates in Ceramics.
Michele Tudorin Edinger was born in Albury Wodonga to dual migrant parents and spent her childhood in Australia, Canada, South Africa and North America. Her fascination and interaction with nature and various cultural landscapes have strongly influenced her art practice. She currently lives in Sydney Australia and holds a BFA and MFA from National Art School. Her work explores intimacy, softness and gesture – where she uses an extruder to manipulate clays malleable qualities and references nature’s patina in her glazes.
‘The constant bombardment of accumulated matter creates an overwhelming complacency on society that eventually integrates and contaminates the human body. The sculptural forms heavily examine the nature of the fragment and visceral elements through abstraction to critique human behaviour and engage through individual and collective entanglement. Experiencing the body as a fragment provides a different perspective from which to consider the complex world we live in. By arranging form, surface, and space in this way I hope to draw attention to the relevance of the form’s power to convey vulnerability and intimacy by evoking the undulations and swellings of the human body. Slab and extruded forms are stretched, squeezed and folded giving them the sensual gesture of touch. The soft and responsive attributes of clay allow for an intimate relationship to build between the material and the maker and through intuition and manipulation the process ultimately seeks to present a captured account of the moment’. Michele Edinger, 2023