Inspired by a research trip to Kyrgyzstan, Lori Kirk’s sculptural installation explores the terrain between craft and mass produced kitsch. Kirk has created a multifarious installation using a range of techniques including clay casting, modelling, embroidery, wood-work and fabric design. Combining the Australian koala with the native red wolf from Kyrgyzstan, the exhibition examined the socio-cultural dimensions of aesthetic production. Kirk's solo exhibition Handcrafted Homogeneity was exhibited at Gallery 3 in Craft Victoria from 29 April to 12 June 2010.
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