News : Exhibitions
The Calgary Warm Glass Guild presents - The Melt Down - May 1 to 31
posted: April 22, 2013
127, 200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
Gallery hours: 5-8pm Wed to Fri, 12-8 Sat & Sun
Katherine Russell - Held - May 5 - Aug 8 - Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
posted: April 14, 2013
May 5 - August 8, 2013
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
13931 Woodpath Road SW, Calgary AB
To be opened by Jamie Gray of
the Glass Art Association of Canada on
Sunday May 5, 2013 at 2-4 pm
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For gallery hours call: 403-297-7827
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts
See attached PDF for Map to Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
Hot, Warm, and Cold glass studio - Alexandria, Ontario shop manager
posted: April 12, 2013
Our artist's studio has an unique opportunity. We need a "Hot, Warm, Cold glass studio shop manager" and are willing to exchange services for blowing slots.
Please help spread the word by posting the attached page on a bulletin board where up glass artists in need of a studio are likely to see it
Attached is a print version of the description of our opportunity
Web version link is below
Bottles Under the Influence - Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson - May 4 - June 23 - The Banff Centre
posted: April 12, 2013
Image - Still from Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson's Bottles Under The Influence (2012), courtesy the artists and Catriona Jeffries Gallery.
Friday May 3, 7 p.m.
Bottles Under the Influence Exhibition Tours
Every Thursday at 7 p.m.
Walter Phillips Gallery | Free
Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson work across film, sculpture, writing and bookmaking. The body of work in this exhibition takes its starting point from Feyrer and Henderson's collaborative 16mm film Bottles Under the Influence (2012), made with bottles from the collection of the Historical Museum of Wine & Spirits in Stockholm. The bottles are documented, staged, positioned, studied, projected on, tucked in bed, drunk from, and shot at. Like bodies made of glass, they appear headless, armless, and footless, with lips and necks. These vessels hold the contents of the film.
Feyrer and Henderson make 16mm films from the perspective of a sculptural practice, constructing scenography and props as installations and art objects. Bottles Under the Influence is presented alongside a drinking songbook and a series of glass blown bottles which are embedded as props within a sequence of film sets in the gallery.
Alberta Craft Council Feature Gallery - beekingdom April 6 - July 2, 2013
posted: April 11, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th from 2 to 4pm
Alberta Craft Council's Feature Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton AB
Bee Kingdom is a four-person art collective consisting of Ryan Marsh Fairweather, Phillip Murray Bandura, Tim Belliveau, and Kai Georg Scholefield. For the past seven years, Bee Kingdom has made work and shown locally, nationally and internationally.
A recent grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts has allowed Bee Kingdom to create a body of work that encapsulates each member's specific practice, as well as the collaborative glass sculptures that represent the group's dynamic. The overarching theme of the show is conceptually linked more than visually as it orbits experimentation and collaboration. Specific themes touched on include cute culture, high art in glass, and political satire. Take in this captivating exhibition to find out why everyone is buzzing about the Bees.
C2G2 - Distillations and Eruptions - March 28 to June 16
posted: March 30, 2013
Distillations and Eruptions
Curated by Christian Bernard Singer and Priscilla Hollingsworth
March 28 to June 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Everyone welcome.
Distillations and Eruptions is an exhibition of five large-scale ceramic installations by artists Tina Aufiero (USA), Patsy Cox (USA), Priscilla Hollingsworth (USA), Catherine Paleczny (ON) and Diana Lynn Thompson (BC).
Each of the artists has built an installation composed of dozens to thousands of parts – each work creating its own overall cumulative effect that also underscores a sense of natural organization. Clay bodies range from earthenware to porcelain and some of the artists have used additional materials and processes such as drawing and painting, photography, and digital media.
Distillations in the exhibition title refers to the process of ‘editing’ an artwork until one has reached its core essential. Meanwhile, eruptions are the unforeseen occurrences such as the accidents that occur during the creative process which, in turn, might inspire new creative directions.
See attached PDF for Media Release
Image: Patsy Cox -
MATERIALLY SPEAKING - Jen Aitken, Lou Lynn, Brendan Lee Satish Tang and Julie York at the Richmond Art Gallery - April 14 – June 9
posted: March 16, 2013
April 14 – June 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 3-5pm
In an increasingly mechanized and digitized world that values speed and economical production of goods, we have witnessed the erosion of human skill due to an inevitable de-skilling. A new generation of artists are returning to craft methodologies as a means of re-invigorating craft while bringing an intellectual rigour to the objects they make. As a result of re-skilling, artists foreground questions of labour, craft, skill and value outside of historical craft traditions while demonstrating how objects embody meaning and can speak to contemporary issues and narratives.
The four artists presented in Materially speaking, explore diverse notions of hybridity, identity, the body and perception. While conceptually very different, all borrow from craft processes to address ideas of history, functionality and materiality.
Kaléidoscope on the road! - The exhibition will make its way around the province of Quebec until 2014
posted: February 8, 2012
Until April 15, 2012, the Centre national d’exposition in Jonquière presents Kaléidoscope : variations sur le verre, the notorious glass exhibition organized and circulated by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Over thirty pieces are presented to demonstrate the multitude of avenues explored by contemporary Quebec glass artists.
The exhibition will make its way around the province of Quebec until 2014.
Next stop: Musée régional de la Côte-Nord, from June 16 through September 2, 2012
Centre national d’exposition
4160 du Vieux-Pont, mont Jacob, Jonquière
Image: © Caroline Ouellette, Vénus II, 2006, Blown, kiln cast and flameworked glass, 42 x 34,5 x 20 cm, purchase, 2010.216