Posted by Alice Yoo on February 23, 2009 at 7:00am
One thing's for sure...this ain't your mother's Lladros. Katherine Morley's Freaksware glazed slip cast porcelain are modeled after sideshow "freaks" of the circus. The Fat Lady, the Siamese Twins and the Contortionists are all beautiful but in a different sort of way. The pieces ask you to question..what is normal? What is beautiful? Katherine also asks you to explore feelings of nostalgia and horror. As she states, "the human oddities have an especially gruesome history that is condemned today, yet capitalism and pop culture still thrive on society’s obsession with normality (or normality’s counterpoint). Have we really evolved?"