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It's a very deadly weapon to know what you are doing

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Tabletopiaries, 2008 Blown Glass © acuna-hansen gallery
It's a very deadly weapon to know what you are doing

427 Bernard St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
February 14th, 2009 - March 21st, 2009
Opening: February 14th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ahgallery.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
acuna-hansen@sbcglobal.net
PHONE:  
323.441.1624
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 12-6
TAGS:  
glass, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Inviting the tension between the traditional craft of glassblowing and it's place in contemporary art, Katherine Gray, an extremely skilled glassblower, presents new sculpture constructed entirely of pre-existing glass objects in her first solo show with the acuna-hansen gallery.

Comprised of local raw materials, this recent body of work was inspired by Gray's preoccupation with forest glass, or waldglas in german, a Northern European glassware in Medieval times. This glass was characterised not only by the green and brown tints due to naturally occurring colourants in the local raw materials, but also by the fact that glasshouses were located in forests for easy access to wood for furnaces. Once these natural resources were depleted, the glass house would be moved to the next forested area.