HOT MATTER | MATIÈRE INCANDESCENTE
September 28 to November 25, 2017
Hot Matter | Matière Incandescente is a collective exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary Canadian glass artists, whether renowned or emerging and promising: Marie-Hélène Beaulieu, Annie Cantin, Maryse Chartrand, Brad Copping, Sébastien Duchange, Montserrat Duran Muntadas, Susan Edgerley, Carole Frève, Ito Laïla Le François, Tanya Lyons, Caroline Ouellette, Patrick Primeau, Donald Robertson, Tyler Rock and Jean-Simon Trottier. This exhibition will be held at La Guilde’s new location in Montreal, from September 28 to November 25, 2017. This project will be co-curated by Elena Lee, an authority in the promotion of artistic glassmaking and associate director of Elena Lee Gallery, a pioneer in contemporary Canadian glass artwork and also the first gallery to represent the Studio Glass movement in Canada.
Above and beyond each artist’s exceptional skill and creative process, this more than necessary exhibition will underline the artists’ work which goes far beyond the usual functionality of the object. This demonstration will establish a picture of the emerging practices in artistic glassmaking and will foster a form of liberation from traditional glassmaking by allowing room for artists who prefer to use mixed media.
Sébastien Duchange, Mercy Anchor, 2017, Blown glass, flamework glass, 45,5 x 38 x 16,5 cm. Photo: Sébastien Duchange