Mantras for Involuntary Nomads, Current Works by Stacey AS Pritchard
August 16 - September 14 2018
60 Main Street
Matawan, NJ (down the driveway to the left of Jonathan Ron Liquors)
Nearest Trains: NJ Transit to Aberdeen/Matawan
Opening Reception: August 18th 6-9pm
Artist’s Talk: September 14th 6-9pm
MATAWAN, NJ - Stacey AS Pritchard’s latest work involves combining, drawing, sculpture, and painting with a variety of materials to create glimpses into small narratives, that touch on current events and especially the state of children in crisis. Currently the stories revolve around the themes of dislocation, war, emotion, and instinctual reactions to the current world.
She uses hybrid animal human characters to express archetypes experiencing life through these landscapes. These hybrid human animal forms are inspired by shamanic thinking and are an expression of a belief that the disrespect and disconnect from our environment is symptomatic of the greed that drives human wars. These characters have come to life through drawings and as ceramic based mixed media sculptures. Ceramic, as a vehicle to express the more connected nature of the characters, also lends its organic and varied nature to the actual forms themselves, through the use of multiple clay bodies.
About Stacey AS Pritchard
Stacey AS Pritchard lives in Atlantic Highlands, NJ with her husband Al Pritchard and her two dogs. She immerses herself in finding new venues and investigations to explore, working across a wide range of media. She graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 1995, receiving a Bachelors of Art Degree. If asked she will tell you she is from Texas, but in reality, was born in the small town of Portsmouth, Ohio in 1969, practically straddling the Mason Dixon Line.