Artists pushing boundaries of form and content
Live/Work: An Alternative Showcase, 2013-14
Kristen van Diggelen creates ceramic vessels and utilitarian tableware adorned with images from newsfeeds and current events—often utilizing them for intimate meals and gatherings as part of her relational aesthetics practice. Her sculptural works are also used as subject matter in her Northern Baroque-influenced still life paintings. Skillful and lush, her large-scale paintings address concerns of Middle Eastern unrest, chemical weapons, American drone strikes, and a rapidly warming planet.