HOLDING THE GHOSTS

New work in collaboration by WiL Labelle & Coleman Stevenson

 

Holding the Ghosts is an exploration of the things that haunt us. For this collaboration, text and image artist Coleman Stevenson and ceramic artist  WiL Labelle were inspired by folklore and customs from around the globe involving the containment of spirits in various sorts of manmade containers. In these twelve pairs of images and clay vessels, the housed spirits are  metaphorical— the past experiences, emotions, fears, obsessions, tendencies, addictions, and patterns that influence human behavior. Some vessels lock away malevolent energies of personal demons for our protection; others house benevolent spirits, safekeeping them for future use.

Read about the inspiration and process for this show here. Prints of some images are available through the Gallery Go Go in Portland, OR.

The Spirits (more images coming soon)

Between the Idea and the Reality
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World Without End
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Time Machine
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Spiracle
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I Need to Vent
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Seed of the Self
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Golden Boats
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The Vessels (more images coming soon)

Rings by Wil Labelle
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Tower by Wil Labelle
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Confidence by Wil Labelle
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A Thicker Skin by Wil Labelle
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In the Gallery (more images coming soon)

Pairing for DELUSION
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Pairing for ANGER
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Pairing for CHAOS
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Pairing for PERCEPTION
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Pairing for SELF-DOUBT
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Pairing for DEFENSIVENESS
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Pairing for INSATIABILITY
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