31 October 2022

‘Angels Gone Pissing’ by Kris Lemsalu

Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
‘Angels Gone Pissing’ by Kris Lemsalu
Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022

List 

the heart slipped by 

summer slipped by 

nothing appeared to 

alight 

the miller slipped by 

the sails were put by 

in the dim cellar 

light 

grandpa watched 

grandma watched 

joy came to eyes 

on closing 

father was taken 

mother was taken 

home went alone 

and howling 

Juhan Viiding 

translated by Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov 

 

 

Kris Lemsalu (b. 1985) is a sculptor and installation artist often experimenting with ceramics. Her art combines porcelain with fur, wool textile, silicone, found objects, sounds and other materials. Lemsalu’s work is characterized by her attention to colour and surface effects, an interest in archetypal and symbolic motifs, and an ironic and reflexive relationship to the media she uses, as well as staged scenes and the absurd. Her work often touches upon timeless and profoundly human themes such as birth, transformation and death, pain and grief, passion and love, and a celebration of life. Lemsalu’s installations sometimes act as a stage for her performances; the sculptural artworks become props or part of her costumes. 

 

Mother Gone Pissing I, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
other Gone Pissing II, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
other Gone Pissing II, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
other Gone Pissing II, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
Mother Gone Pissing III, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
Mother Gone Pissing III, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
Mother Gone Pissing III, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
Mother Gone Pissing I, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022

 

Lemsalu’s recent solo exhibitions and performances include “Peace @ 295 Church Street”, Margot Samel, NY (2022); “A Snail’s Tale”, with Kyp Malone, High Line Art, NY (2021); “Paloma”, with Kyp Malone, Barbara Sánchez-Kane and Viktor Martínez, Material Art Fair, Mexico City (2020); “Birth V – Hi & Bye”, Estonian pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). 

 

Thank you: Erik Liiv, Kristina Oras, Kerli Praks, Heleliis Hõim, Üllo Karro, Ingrid Allik, Andres Allik, Punch Club

 

List of works (clockwise from left): 

  1. Mother Gone Pissing II, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
  2. Mother Gone Pissing III, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022
  3. Angels Gone Pissing, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017–2022
  4. Mother Gone Pissing I, ceramics, watercolour, coffee, canvas, 130x95cm, 2022

Imprint

ArtistKris Lemsalu
ExhibitionAngels Gone Pissing
Place / venueTemnikova & Kasela
Dates26.08 – 20.11.2022
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