October 26th, 2013
Join me at The Compound Gallery this Sunday, November 3rd for my artist talk and closing tea. This event will give you one last chance to enjoy the work in the space, spend time in good company and hear more about my work! Hope to see you there!
Closing Tea & Artist Talk: Sunday, November 3rd, 3-6pm
Talk starts at 4pm
The gallery hours are Wednesday though Sunday 12:00 to 7:00pm.
October 10th, 2013
I am in a wonderful group show titled ‘Zoomorphic’ at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. I am incredibly honored to be included in this great show with an amazing group of artists! Check it out!
10.04.2013 – 10.26.2013
Red Lodge Clay Center’s first group exhibition of the Fall presents and astounding array of talent. Observe humanity through an animalistic lens as we share work from: Russell Wrankle, Beth Cavener, Monica Van Den Dool, Alessandro Gallo, Merrie Wright, Crystal Morey, Brett Kern, David Smith, and Ariel Bowman.
Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, October 7, 2013 by 10 AM Mountain Time
For more information:
September 15th, 2013
Remember the Future
New Works by Crystal Morey
The Compound Gallery
1167 65th St. Oakland, CA 94608
September 21st through November 3rd, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21st, 6-9pm
Closing Tea & Artist Talk: Sunday, November 3rd, 3-6pm (Talk starts at 4pm)
Crystal Morey’s work reflects her interest in how human advancements in technology, agriculture, and urbanization have imposed stress on natural ecosystems and the species that live in them. She humanizes these ideas by making sculptures of humans and animals that express the delicate dependencies we share.
The works in ‘Remember The Future’ are inspired by the layered masks of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest that often include animal and human forms within one another. They also draw ideas form ancient Egyptian sarcophagi and mythological narratives involving morphed animal/human identities. Morey creates reinterpretations of these sources to capture the contemporary condition of living out of balance with nature and our deep longing of interconnectedness.
February 12th, 2013
Peaceable Kingdom: Animals Real and Imagined
Opens Sunday, March 3
Peaceable Kingdom: Animals Real and Imagined will be on view March 3 through May 19. Bedford Gallery invites artists to investigate our storied and rich relationship with the animal world. The exhibition will explore the ways in which animals have been a presence in the visual arts as metaphors, totems, objects of fear, and sources of emotional attachment and affection through painting, photography, sculpture, and video.
Opening Reception on Sunday, March 3 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by the Bedford Gallery Guild and sponsored by Diablo Regional Arts Association. General admission: $5. Free for Friends of the Bedford and members of DRAA.
Crystal Morey, Predator and Prey, 2012, ceramic
Marcos LaFarga, Make Magic, 2012, acrylic, ink, and graphite on wood panel
May 9th, 2012
IN OUR NATURE
SOLO EXHIBITION BY CRYSTAL MOREY
June 9th through July 15th, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 6-9pm
Closing Tea & Artist Talk: July 15th, 3-6pm (talk at 4pm)
IN OUR NATURE SHOW STATEMENT
Crystal Morey will explore the impact and stresses mankind has imposed on animal life and our natural world. She will pay particular attention to species that have been endangered or have become extinct due to urban development, industrial agriculture, over-hunting and loss of habitat. She will also examine how these changes may affect human psyches, emotions, and actions.
Crystal will look at the way mankind interacts with the natural world and the predator versus prey relationship that they share. Nature has always governed human and animal life; evolution had its own timeline and plants and animals coexisted. Crystal will address and examine the acceleration that has occurred in natural lifecycles caused by technology and human growth. One way for us to gauge our effect on the earth is through the health of other species around us.
Crystal wants to bring awareness to these ideas through sculpture that expands beyond what is true and what we know into an enigmatic realism that is of another world. Through combining human-like figures with ghostly animals she will draw a narrative of connectivity showing the relationship that exists between humans, animals, and nature. She will investigate the delicate, interwoven dependencies all creatures share, and the strengths and mysteries found in our world.
November 20th, 2011
I am working on a series of little sculptures to be cast in silver and made into necklaces that bring good luck! Here is the first one!
This beautiful tooth necklace is not only good luck but it is magical! Hand made in Oakland California by artist Crystal Morey, this necklace is solid sterling silver with a sterling silver chain. The tooth is hand fabricated and cast in silver and then the tip is dipped in 24K yellow gold. This creates a beautiful contrast of silver and gold that goes with anything and compliments everything!
Available on etsy!
August 27th, 2011
Come enjoy The Compound Gallery this evening! You can come visit me in my studio while also perusing several very interesting works on display.
Zoologia: New Works By Adrien Van Allen
Special Collection and Print Lounge
Fauna: Curated by Alison O.K. Frost
Here is a sneak peek on one of my new pieces.
July 24th, 2011
I have opened an Etsy store where I will post items under $100 dollars! Please enjoy!
January 24th, 2011
The Compound Gallery’s Art subscription service: Art in a Box is a monthly art subscription service that delivers Bay Area art throughout the world. This exhibition features full sized art by local Art in a Box artists. The new Art in a Box Headquarters is also opening to the public on January 29th!
Here are two new drawings that will be available in the subscription service!
November 29th, 2010
We have printed a limited edition of 250 full color, 12page catalogues of the show! They are $7 and beautiful! You can pick one up at the show, or send me an email!
Here is a sneak peek!