Gift. provenance: unknown

2012

Salon 94, NYC

"Kara Hamilton’s exhibition, Gift. provenance: unknown is a poetic musing on the missing Fabergé eggs and on the ritualistic economy of gift giving. Initially inspired by elaborate descriptions of the lost eggs, Hamilton’s sculptures act as players in newly constructed narratives that reference their supposed past, while transcending it to take on a life of their own. In their new incarnation, they become symbols of the complete social phenomenon of traditional gift economies involving aesthetic, spiritual, mythological, moral and economic dimensions."

 

Salon 94 press release