Cybele Cox

Ornamental Hallucination at Firstdraft

Cybele Cox’s art is an enquiry into representations of women. Part of a larger research-project, the exhibition seeks to re-invoke occult practices of an imagined ancient past. She makes the proposition that magic and ritual have been dismissed by the secular nature of Western society, which overlooks the importance of the spiritual realm and altered mental states. These large symbolic totems playfully evoke the rituals of paganism.

The style comes out of a drawing practice, inspired by Greek mythology, Baroque architecture and ornamental design, with depictions of unconscious imagery. Cybele’s work proposes a return to occult, as a re-flowering of the spiritual. Cybele Cox is graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture from Sydney College of The Arts later this year. 

Details: Wednesday 4 October – Friday 27 October

www.firstdraft.org.au

 

Images: Cybele Cox, Pillar of Spleen 2014-17 hand built, coil method, ceramic, oil paint, 140cm x 45cm x 45cm

Cybele Cox, Boubo: Sacred Fool 2016 hand built, coil method, ceramic, majolica glaze, gold lustre, 230cm x 45cm x 45cm (white work)