Displaying over 100 newly fired ceramics, Steer’s new installation The Abundance of Water has been specially conceived for Tauranga Art Gallery, March 13 - July 18. Described as a ‘dinner table from hell’, Steer uses the framework of a banquet dinner setting as a springboard to explore ideas of consumption and excess through a range of both menacing and animated objects, each covered in odd bulges, knobs and spikes. His title is a phrase borrowed from the song Rat Race by Bob Marley, ‘in the abundance of water the fool is thirsty’. Put simply, greed is never satisfied. Initially
trained as sculptor, Steer continually probes the limits of art and craft."
This work consisting of 103 unique ceramic objects, rope & a poem is available for sale in its entirety for the duration of the exhibition. If it fails to find a home then all the objects will be available for individual sale on the final days of the exhibition July 14-18th.
10% of all sales will be donated to the Tauranga Art Gallery.
Dimensions Variable: Wild Clay, 24ki Gold, Ash Glaze, Jute, Poem
Photos Jamie Coxon, Tauranga Art Gallery 2021