Exciting glass installation comes to town gallery
Local people and visitors to Frome have just a week to enjoy a new exhibition at Frome's Black Swan Arts Centre.
Charlie Murphy's new exhibition Retort opens on Monday, March 11 and will close with an artist talk in the gallery space at 2pm on Saturday, March 16.
Charlie has worked with glass for more than 15 years, exploring many of its different qualities through casting, blowing and lampworking, to create touring and permanent exhibitions.
This presentation for the Black Swan will presents selection of small installations and wall-mounted works – inspired by the scientific glassmaking techniques showcased in the video Retort 2011 – and a range of other museum contexts for which she has made work.
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Drawing out some of the emotional dimensions of this extraordinary material, Murphy has created new hand drawn interpretations of anatomical and botanical illustrations and re-configured a range of medical glass-ware.
Charlie has previously created glass installation work for The Wellcome Collection, The Museum of Garden History, The Linnean Society, Plymouth hospital and private collections. Her work has been shown in the UK and internationally, including ArtSway's New Forest Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2005, The Science Museum and Limited Edition works for Tate Modern's Artist Collectables series.
Her previous performance event, The Kissin' toured the UK and abroad and featured in several TV and radio documentaries in the UK and USA.
The sculptural products of this event and related body casting activities have since been realized as a major sculpture and video installation and publication The Anatomy of Desire – shown recently at The Wellcome Collection, London.
"The exhibition is only on for a week so people shouldn't miss this opportunity to experience her work," said curator Sonja Klingler.
All our welcome to catch the free exhibition and artist talk at the Black Swan Arts Centre – for one week only – from Monday, March 11 to Saturday, March 16. Exhibition opens daily from 10am until 4pm.
A talk will be held by Charlie on Saturday, March 16 at the Black Swan Gallery and admission is free.
Call 01373 473980 for further information.