Marie Watt - Companion Species Calling Companion Species


September 11 - October 23, 2018
Companion Species Calling Companion Species
Opening reception: Thursday, October 4, 6-8
Saturday after artist talk: October 6 at noon


Sculpture


    

COMPANION SPECIES (UNDERBELLY), 2018
Aromatic cedar
130 x 183 x 136 inches
Price on request


COMPANIAN SPECIES (UNDERBELLY)

"I am interested in how an underbelly is both the soft fleshy vulnerable part of a body, but also how it is associated with dark hidden areas. Lately, I have been reflecting on dogs—canis familiaris—as pets, mythological guides, and first teachers. Companion Species addresses the reciprocal relationship humans have with canines throughout history; this story is one of ignorance, stewardship and reciprocity." —Marie Watt

In this new and original body of work, Portland-based artist Marie Watt is considering cultural relationships toward animals and the natural world, from First Teachers within Iroquois oral tradition to representations of La Lupa Capitolina, the Etruscan she-wolf nursing the mythological founders of Rome, Remus and Romulus. The She-Wolf has become her inspiration and companion in the making of this work, offering shelter and protection as envisioned for visitors of the gallery.


Views of the installation in progress at the Greg Kucera Gallery




COMPANION SPECIES (ANCIENT ONE), 2017
Cast bronze, reclaimed wool blanket (artist's grandmother), western walnut base
2 x 6.25 x 3.25 inches bronze only, walnut base's dimensions vary
Edition of 10
(only 1 remain from this edition)
$4,500

Tapestries/Assemblages


COMPANION SPECIES (FIELD), 2018
Reclaimed wool blankets, thread, embroidery floss
106 x 291 inches
SOLD



COMPANION SPECIES (TONGUE/PETAL), 2018
Reclaimed wool blanket and embroidery floss
25 x 21.5 inches
$10,500

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COMPANION SPECIES (Declaration), 2018
Reclaimed wool blankets, embroidery floss, and thread
20.5 x 29 inches
SOLD



COMPANION SPECIES (We Are Here Now), 2018
Reclaimed wool blankets, thread, and embroidery floss
14.5 x 37 inches
SOLD

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Companion Species (Siren), 2018
Reclaimed wool blanket and embroidery floss
37.75 x 46.5 inches
SOLD




COMPANION SPECIES CALLING COMPANION SPECIES, 2018
Reclaimed wool blanket and embroidery floss
32 x 32 inches
SOLD


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Prints



COMPANION SPECIES (ANTHEM), 2017
Four-color woodblock print
17.5 x 18.5 inches
Edition of 14
$900 unframed



COMPANION SPECIES (WHAT'S GOING ON), 2017
Four-color woodblock print
17.5 x 18.5 inches
Edition of 14
$900 unframed



COMPANION SPECIES (MOTHER), 2017
Copper plate etching
16.5 x 22.25 inches
Edition of 20
$850 unframed



COMPANION SPECIES (WORDS), 2017
Copper plate etching
16.5 x 22.25 inches
Edition of 20
Price on request

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