Monday, 4 September 2017

Hania Klepacka - Newcastle University MFA Summer exhibition

"The work of Hania Klepacka centres around the ecological and ethical questions of Man’s Dominion versus Stewardship of the Natural World. Are we held accountable for the welfare of our critter co-inhabitants or is this World ours for the taking?

The replication of a fur-like texture on otherwise accommodating surfaces means that the use of every-day objects (otherwise taken for granted) is subverted. We are presented with a “natural” form that is perceived as having a purpose for us and for our consumption, yet is not practical in the least.

The pieces transcend the realms of practicality and durability, instead evolving into curiosities that are to be observed and handled with care."

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