Keys Kintsugi: Healing, Memory & Rebirth in Islamorada, FloridaPresented by Ocean Sotheby's and curated by The Directed Art Modern at Roberto Russell Galleries
Set intimately in the new Roberto Russell gallery space with a view of the bay, collectors are invited to disappear into the watery vistas created by museum-collected fine artist Camilla Webster, emerging with a renewed sense of peace.
“Keys Kintsugi” is a new body of work inspired by the artist’s healing experience in the Florida Keys and her family’s century old great love of the area’s oceans and environment.
Drawing from the Japanese art of kintsugi, splashes of gold meander through each painting. In kintsugi pottery, imperfections and cracks are accentuated and celebrated with a gold overlay allowing the flaws themselves to shine through, suggesting that there is new beauty and increased value not only in the cracks of pottery, but in the cracks of life itself. This work was inspired by a time of loss and renewal in the artist’s own life but also by the devastation and recovery of a community after Hurricane Irma. Webster’s message is to declare that life is always beautiful, even in the realms of great tragedy, and that art has the power to heal. From October to December of this year, Webster’s complete Keys Kintsugi collection will be exhibited in Islamorada at Ocean Sotheby’s Roberto Russell Galleries.