KRISTEN EGAN

ALL THINGS IT DEVOURS

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January 21st, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is thrilled to present All Things It Devours, a solo feature exhibiting the works of Kristen Egan. Debuting 14 new original pieces from Kritsten’s celestial imagination, each is a seamless assemblage of gourd, paperclay, and acrylics with additions of wood, leather, antlers, and brass bells. 

 

A Pennsylvania-based artist, Kristen works between her studios in Reading and Northern Berks County, near the Appalachian Trail. Exploring what she calls “contemporary folk art,” her works read like an enchantment, recalling mythos and fauna from around the world. The executions are as serious and stunning as they are whimsical and warm, each of her creatures are expressive, dazzling, and beaming with a unique personality. 

 

Of the show's title, Kristen took inspiration from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the line itself is a segment of a riddle that Gollum asks Bilbo. She states:

 

“The answer to the riddle is Time, but I chose it as a title because it works on a number of levels. Another answer being Life, which builds off the themes of some of my past work - life devouring life, or energy, to sustain itself. Like the ouroboros devouring itself, it makes me think about the fascinating, endless shift of matter from one form to another.”

by Alex Medlin II

This is Kristen Egan's fourth solo exhibition with AEA. The previous three have sold out.

ALL THINGS IT DEVOURS will be on view from January 26th - February 20th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week following the closing of the exhibition, unless other arrangements have been made.

Items marked with a red dot have already been sold.

Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"The Destroyer" (2022) gourds, paper clay, mountain laurel, brass, acrylics, metal leaf 12"h x 10.5"w x 10.5"d $1200 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Polaris" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather 8.75"h x 7.75"w x 5"d $650 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Vega" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather, brass bells 7.75"h x 9"w x 6"d $800 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Rigel" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather 9"h x 8.5"w x 6.5"d $800 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Alioth" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather 9.5"h x 9.5"w x 7.5"d $800 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Sirius" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather, brass bells 12"h x 7"w x 5.5"d $750 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Aldebaran" (2022) gourd, paper clay, antlers, acrylics, metal leaf, leather, brass bells 16"h x 12.25"w x 9"d $750 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Haldus" (2022) gourd, paper clay, antlers, acrylics, metal leaf, leather 14"h x 12"w x 8"d $750 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Felis" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather 8.75"h x 8"w x 5.75"d $700 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Procyon" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather 9.75"h x 7"w x 7"d $700 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Antares" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather 9.5"h x 6.75"w x 7.5"d $700 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Pleiades" (2022) gourd, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, leather, brass bells 6.25"h x 6.5"w x 5.75"d $650 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Adhara" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather, brass bells 9"h x 7.5"w x 8.25"d $600 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Arcturus" (2022) gourd, paper clay, wood, acrylics, metal leaf, leather, brass bells 8.5"h x 6.5"w x 6.75"d $600 USD

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PAST CATALOG GROUP SHOW WORKS
pieces marked with a red dot have already been sold

Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"An Rógaire Dubh (The Black Rogue)" (2015) gourds, Osage, Rhododendron, antler, horsehair, paperclay, acrylic 26" x 12" x 12" $1600 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Predators of The Great Frozen North" (2015) wood, paperclay and acrylics over 6 piece blank wooden Matryoshka doll set 8.5" tallest $1,400 USD (5 pieces)

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Tiger Mask" (2021) gourd, paper clay, acrylics & metal leaf 3.5” x 4” x 2” $250 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Tanuki Mask" (2021) gourd, paper clay, acrylics & metal leaf 3.5” x 4” x 2” $250 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Owl Mask" (2021) gourd, paper clay, mountain laurel, acrylics & metal leaf 7” x 4” x 1.5" $250 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Fox Mask" (2021) gourd, paper clay, mountain laurel, acrylics & metal leaf 8” x 6” x 4” $250 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Bear Mask" (2021) gourd, paper clay, mountain laurel, acrylics & metal leaf 7” x 4” x 3” $250 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Elephant Mask" (2021) gourd, paper clay, mountain laurel, acrylics & metal leaf 4” x 4” x 3.25” $250 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Low Tide" (2021) gourd, wood, shell, paper, paperclay, acrylics, glass bell jar 12" x 6" x 6" $800 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Arachne" (2020) gourd, stone, mountain laurel, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf 12.5" x 12.5" x 9" $850 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Heavy Is The Heart That Wears The Crown" (2020) gourd, mountain laurel, paperclay, acrylics & gold leaf 13" x 10" x 6" $600 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Totem Pole" (2020) gourd, paper clay, oak, mountain laurel, brass, acrylics, and metal leaf 22"h x 11"w x 8"d $900 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Toxic Fox" (2019) gourd, wood, acrylics and metal leaf 12" x 4" x 4" $500 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Owl Mask" (2019) gourd, wood, paper clay 15" x 5" x 3.5" $350 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Bear Mask" (2019) gourd, wood, paper clay 10w x 9t x 4d" $300 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Jaguar Mask" (2019) gourd, wood, paper clay 13w x 8t x 4d" $300 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

“Ursa Major” (2017) gourd, wood, paperclay, acrylic paint 12” tall x 6.5” x 6.5” $400 USD

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