Making gentle work of the properties of glass

Hannah Gason, “Shades of Mild.” 2022. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie.

Craft / “Arranging Mild: Hannah Gason” and “night time modifications issues, you’ll be able to’t see precisely how however you’ll be able to really feel in in your bones”, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Canberra Glassworks till December 18. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

MANY discovered tomes have been written about gentle: its technical qualities, definitions that specify what it’s – which don’t describe its magical qualities.

The contents range, relying on who has written them, and their self-discipline.

Mild is skilled, exploited and explored each minute of the day – typically by everybody of us. Artists and people to whom artwork is vital are primarily within the aesthetic properties of sunshine, and the way it impacts our appreciation of the visible world.

It has even been stated that that gentle is a main instrument for perceiving the world and speaking inside it.

The 2 exhibitors – Gason and Cavaniglia – had been identified to one another, however not shut. Each are investigating the distinctive properties of glass, and the way it interacts with gentle.

Gason is exhibiting a sequence of grid-based works. For me, probably the most intriguing is “Shades of Mild”. Small items of glass are mounted on the wall floor, and protrude about two centimetres at proper angles from it, in a exact grid. The work is lit from above and behind, with a blue and pink/orange gentle. You expertise the glass panes altering color and form as you stroll previous. Your top provides a variation to the photographs your expertise.

Gason is exhibiting 4 works titled “Tracing Mild I-IV”. Sheets of kiln-formed glass have been fastened between sheets of clear glass. A strip of LED lights gentle the work from the bottom of the body. The graceful outer surfaces tease us, because the works seem to ripple.

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The work on this exhibition is rigorously thought-about, with geometric precision, however there’s a playfulness in it.

“Untitled”, by Consuelo Cavaniglia.

Cavaniglia accomplished a five-week residency on the Canberra Glassworks, which opened her observe to a brand new medium. She loved working with others, and likened engaged on the new store ground to “working in a kitchen” – the place everybody knew one another’s actions.

Cavaniglia is exhibiting an set up “Untitled”, consisting of 5 items of glass mounted vertically in frames variously of chrome steel and timber. She describes these as “our bodies to be navigated round, or a crowd to affix”. Every sheet is rigorously made, displaying the qualities of glass. I discover the exhibition body dominates the glass itself. That is steadily an issue for a lot of glass artists who make work which is proven with gentle or free-standing equivalent to these.

Each artists on this present have efficiently pushed themselves and the boundaries they beforehand labored inside and obtain attention-grabbing developments.

The exhibition is one to spend a while in, to look rigorously and take into account the methods during which the artists have exploited the attractive qualities of glass and lightweight.

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Thanks,

Ian Meikle, editor