Canary Wharf showcases fifteen artists who use glass in their work in a distinctive exhibition, GLASS: Work by Contemporary Artists, curated by Ann Elliott.
The exhibition demonstrates how these artists have explored this ancient and fascinating material, which derives from liquid sand, becoming solid when cool. Their work shows a multiplicity of approach by casting, blowing, or fusing this evocative medium that demands a high degree of skill from those who use it creatively.
Artists in this exhibition have taken this ancient material and used it in differing ways – conceptually and technically. From casting, to slumping and glass blowing, for clarity, colour, opacity and translucency, their invention and innovation shows just some of the ways in which glass can both contribute to and extend artists’ vocabulary.
Some artists in this exhibition use glass almost exclusively in their work- Annie Cattrell, Sally Fawkes, Danny Lane, Yorgos Papadopoulos, Colin Reid, Neil Wilkin and Rachael Woodman – while for Simon Hitchens, Richard Jackson, Liliane Lijn, David Murphy, Simon Periton, Katrin Spranger, Johannes von Stumm and Julian Wild, glass is part of their sculptural repertoire, used when they consider it appropriate, on its own or in combination with other materials.
Sally Williams, Public Art Consultant for Canary Wharf Group, comments: “This exhibition gives a new perspective to a material we use every day. The artists have developed extraordinary skills and used imaginative methods to create exceptional works of art. Glass is a unique material to work with and the pieces that are exhibited here certainly show its depth and versatility including when combined with other materials. We are delighted to host this exhibition as part of our public art programme on the Estate”.
The exhibition is in the Lobby of One Canada Square, Canary Wharf until Friday 10 June and most of the works are for sale. Please contact Canary Wharf Public Art Office at email@example.com to request a price list.
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For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166