Monday, June 30, 2008

EXHIBITION: Shadows (July 3- Aug 16, reception: July 3)

This upcoming show at MADE sounds pretty magical....

MADE presents – Shadows
An installation by Don Maclennan and Cali Balles,
July 3rd to August 16th, 2008 @ MADE 867 Dundas St. West, Toronto ON
Opening Reception Thursday July 3rd 7pm - 9pm
867 Dundas Street West


Don Maclennan and Cali Balles have collaborated to create “Shadows”, an installation of multiple blown glass light sculptures. The forms, free and organic in nature, take on an anthropomorphic quality. The variety of size and mass of the individual forms alludes to the wide diversity of the inhabitants of the city.

The large scale, free blown forms are worked in clear glass and then sandblasted to create a room of multiple soft, shadowy figures. Maclennan and Balles made each piece from their shared hotshop space. The still malleable forms were passed back and forth between the two glass artists, each imprinting them with the decisions of the making process.
Playing with scale and sharing a more intimate process of construction; the makers found that the nature of the forms determined the installation in the form of social groupings or communities.

Each piece is individually signed and independently serves as a functional light that varies from it’s neighbour.


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