Kristen Egan // Still Coming Ashore
group show

August 3rd - 25th, 2018

“I imagine most of the sculptures as allegorical or totemic figures, representing ideas about evolution and life cycles and the nature of the universe, which I struggle to articulate. Several of the pieces in this show play with the concept of life from death. That life must devour life to continue living, and that matter and energy continuously cycle between forms. Or, to quote Loren Eiseley, “We are one of the many appearances of the thing called Life; we are not its perfect image, for it has no image except Life, and life is multitudinous and emergent in the stream of time.”  

On August 3rd, Arch Enemy presents Still Coming Ashore, the largest collection to date of sculptures from artist Kristen Egan.

Representing the newest stage in the evolution of her unique gourd and mixed media technique, Still Coming Ashore is both a metaphor for Kristen’s ongoing journey as an artist trying to strengthen her creative voice, and a reflection of a technique she began developing almost 12 years ago, heavily rooted in the use of natural materials like gourds, sticks, and shells. She sees these materials, especially gourds, as having a crucial and ancient connection to human arts and culture.

Each piece is unique, spontaneous, thoughtful, and playful, and each born out of a vague idea and then shaped and inspired by characters from mythology and folklore. The process is represented in the title itself, a recurring line in an essay by Loren Eiseley, which alludes to the continuous process of evolution; life is constantly changing and adapting and has no fixed or final forms. We are the current phase, not the apex.

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Kristen Egan
"Venus of The Primordial Seas" (2018)
Wood, gourds, seashells, paper, paperclay, and acrylics

$800 USD
Kristen Egan
"Nest Frog III" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
4.5 x 4 x 5.5"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Spirit Bear" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
6.5 x 3.5 x 4"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Blue Bird Totem" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7 x 4 x 4"
$175 USD
Kristen Egan
"Devourer" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
6 x 4 x 5.5"
$300 USD
Kristen Egan
"Ursa Minor" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7.5 x 4 x 4.5"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Nest Frog II" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
6 x 4 x 5"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Salamander" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7 x 3 x 4"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Bat Totem" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
8 x 4.5 x 4.5"
$200 USD
Kristen Egan
"Nest Frog I" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
5.5 x 4 x 4"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Redbird" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
4.5 x 4 x 4"
$150 USD
Kristen Egan
"Coyote" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7 x 4 x 4"
$200 USD
Kristen Egan
"Red Eft" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7.5 x 3 x 3"
$200 USD
Kristen Egan
"Polar Totem III" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7 x 2.5 x 2.5"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Totem Vitae II" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
5 x 5 x 4"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Thistle Beast II" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
10 x 3.5 x 4"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Thistle Beast I" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7.5 x 4 x 3"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Lightening Toad" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
8.5 x 5 x 5"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Loki" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
6 x 3 x 3"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Canis Lepus" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
6.5 x 4 x 4"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Polar Totem IV" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7 x 5 x 3.5"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Polar Totem II" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7 x 2.5 x 2.5"
$250 USD
Kristen Egan
"Suneater" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7 x 3 x 3"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Cervicorn" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
9 x 4 x 4"
$280 USD
Kristen Egan
"Moon Rabbit" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
9 x 4 x 4"
$180 USD
Kristen Egan
"Caribou Totem" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7.5 x 3 x 4.5"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Luna" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
11.5 x 4 x 4"
$200 USD
Kristen Egan
"Celestial Moose" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
6 x 8 x 4.5"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Thistle Beast III" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
7.5 x 4 x 3"
$225 USD
Kristen Egan
"Sol" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
9 x 5 x 4.5"
$275
Kristen Egan
"Totem Vitae" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
9 x 5 x 5.5"
$275 USD
Kristen Egan
"Polar Totem I" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
13 x 6 x 4"
$300 USD
Kristen Egan
"Raven and The Worldfish" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
9 x 6.5 x 8"
$350 USD
Kristen Egan
"Cernunnos" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
22 x 7 x 6.5"
$350 USD
Kristen Egan
"Fox Totem" (2018)
Gourd, wood, paperclay, and acrylics
5.5 x 5.5 x 5"
$225 USD
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Kristen Egan
"An Rógaire Dubh (The Black Rogue)" (2015)
gourds, Osage, Rhododendron, antler, horsehair, paperclay, acrylic
26" x 12" x 12"
$1,800
Kristen Egan
“Ursa Major” (2017)
gourd, wood, paperclay, acrylic paint
12” tall x 6.5” x 6.5”
$400 USD
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