This is a quick update on some areas of activity that have occurred here and there...
HERE: In December, I was included in a group show of small works at Beaver Galleries here in town. For this opportunity, I constructed a few pieces for a new series of work that I have called the Coordinate Series. I took some care in recording the method of thinking and making of these works in preparation of presenting the process at the upcoming Ausglass Conference in Adelaide this February. If you are interested in seeing the path of production for these forms, please come to the conference and check out the talk.
Over December and January, Australia went into holiday mode. This gave me the available time and focus to address the overdue fabrication of some important bits of infrastructure for our studio as well as build some new additions to the Watertower Series. The finalization of these forms are awaiting the return of their metal bits from the powder coaters, but when they are complete and constructed I intend to post a small entry to share the outcomes...
THERE: Besides advancing some areas here at home, there have been some small wins happening beyond the horizon.
In Knoxville (at the Knoxville Museum of Art) a piece of mine (from the Bridge Series) that had been gifted in memory of a patron was finally given a new permanent home. I am excited about this placement and the ability to have a piece in their collection. If you find yourself in the area, please pay the Museum a visit.
At Traver Gallery in Seattle over January, some small works from my Parcel Series were included in a group show of their gallery artists. Please check out the gallery or their website to see the works and that of their other more talented artists.
Glass Quarterly's Blog mentioned the Tracing Lines exhibition. Here is the link!
The Bridge Series was my first kilnformed series. It led me into the kilnforming work that I am doing now. It was also the first body of my work that I thought I could stand behind and approach a gallery with.
The bridges are about connecting a situation with an outcome. Each one deals with a certain personal situation that is abstracted into a contained form. Some situations are built and connect well and some can not span the distance. The lines inside the pieces are firm and distinct. Their surfaces are gently burnished to give a sense of time and memory.
I started the series in 2001. This also was the same year that I left Bullseye. This series helped me define my focus with glass and also provided my start showing with the Traver Gallery and others.
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