by Allora McCullough


Artist Statement:

I am interested in creating environments that foster conversations around uncomfortable topics. Some subjects such as death, racism, abuse, and sexual violence are not deemed appropriate for polite conversation. These topics are discussed behind closed doors and in private, but they are issues that affect almost everyone. I believe that an open platform to talk about these painful circumstances is necessary to bring about change. If we want to make the world a better place, where better to start than with a conversation in a safe place? My ceramic sculpture installations present life-sized human, plant, and animal figures in subtle narratives that instigate these uncomfortable discussions. I am actively transforming exhibition spaces to become catalysts for these conversations.