$12,000, ($9,000 to artist, $3,000 to Kaffeeklatsch)
Stephen Riether's work is intended to create conversation and discussion about contemporary and historical social, political, environmental and financial issues. His sculptures are intended to prompt dialogue and reflection about issues that affect us on a local and global scale.
Themes in Riether's work include: Fragments of a Current Civilization, Habitumen, and State of the Union. "The SELL" is a term coined by the artist to draw a connection between our daily habits and the underlying rate at which it is valued. The concept of SELL is not something alien to ourselves but rather we are connected more than we realize or perhaps feel comfortable with.
Stephen Riether is an artist living and working in Calgary, AB.
Photo credit: Jessica McCarrel