KRISTEN EGAN

UNDER HEAVY SKIES

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November 18th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is elated to present UNDER HEAVY SKIES, a new original series by mixed-media sculptor and contemporary folk artist, Kristen Egan. A fantastical display of nine unique masks, the artist treats us to an array of her distinctive mythological creatures as they materialize through the infinite cycle of the seasons.

 

A regional native, Kristen works out of her studio in Northern Berks County, PA, a locale in which she has called home since returning from college in 2007. Activating a technique that the artist has developed over the course of 15 years, each mask is skillfully crafted from gourds, wood, and clay, then reverently adorned with paint, metal leaf, brass bells, cotton and leather cord. The works hearken a specificity in seasonal embellishment as they are clad in the tones and colors of our recent autumnal skies. Lively and expressive, playful and cunning, her creations evoke a collective consciousness of folktale and myth, brilliantly hallmarked by Kristen's characteristic style. 

 

UNDER HEAVY SKIES is Kristen Egan’s fifth solo feature with Arch Enemy Arts, following January’s sold out exhibition, All Things It Devours. 

by Alex Medlin II

This is Kristen Egan's fifth solo exhibition with AEA. The previous four have completely sold out.

Kristen's UNDER HEAVY SKIES will be on view from November 18th - December 17th, 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.

This exhibition has sold out.

Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Harbinger" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells, horse hair, and leather 11.5" x 26" x 9" $950 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Boreas" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and leather 9" x 13" x 9" $900 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Eurus" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and cotton cord 9" x 11" x 11" $850 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Zephyr" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and cotton cord 8" x 14" x 10" $850 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Sol" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and leather 9" x 13" x 9" $850 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Oracle" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and leather 7" x 15" x 5" $800 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Eos" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and leather 6" x 15" x 5" $800 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Notos" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and cotton cord 5" x 8" x 5" $650 USD

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Kristen Egan
Kristen Egan

"Argestes" (2022) gourd, wood, paper clay, acrylics, metal leaf, brass bells and cotton cord 5.5" x 6" x 5" $650 USD

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PAST SOLO EXHIBITIONs
all of Kristen's past four exhibitions have completely sold out
 

PAST CATALOG GROUP SHOW WORKS
pieces marked with a red dot have already been sold, unmarked pieces are available

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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