Aleisa Miksad: Between Scylla & Charybdis | Amphora

3 December 2022 - 12 February 2023
Shepparton Art Musuem
Aleisa Miksad is an emerging ceramicist from Northern Victoria. Her work combines contemporary aesthetics and traditional forms, re-interpreting the classical ceramics and sculptures of the Greeks and Etruscans; ancient silhouettes are reimagined and exaggerated with writhing coils. In her practice, Miksad preserves the striations from the coil technique she uses, emphasising the bands and bumps to create a sense of fragility to which she adds various adornments, such as spikes and tentacles.

For her SAM Spotlight exhibition Between Scylla and Charybdis | Amphora, Miksad presented a series of porcelain vessels, each embodying different female characters depicted in Homer’s The Odyssey - from mythic sirens and monstrous Charybdis to Odysseus’ mortal wife, Penelope.

Exhibition Catalogue

Image: Aleisa Miksad, Between Scylla & Charybdis | Amphora, installation view, Shepparton Art Museum 2022.Photo: Leon Schoots

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I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the country on which I live and work and their connections to the land. I pay my respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Indigenous peoples today.