A Study-exhibition with new, experimental work by Carissa Baktay.
Carissa Baktay (born 1986, Canada) currently lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. She started working with glass in 2008 and constantly explores new ways of expressing herself and often combines glass with other materials. Since moving to Iceland, she has worked on a series of braided forms in horse hair.
The process itself and the time-consuming work with the material is of great importance to Baktay. The complex process of cleaning, cutting and weaving the horse hair is part of the understanding of the finished work and a number of these forms are included in the exhibition.
Since 2017, Baktay has been experimenting with braiding thin glass strings with the use of a kiln and hand torch. Stringers are pulled from the furnace and then subsequently formed in a kiln. They are then suspended from a hook after which they are torched and manipulated by hand.
This exhibition, which presents process-based glass work forms one of the museum’s Study exhibitions. The Study is an exhibition concept designed to give glass artists the opportunity to show projects of an experimental and innovative nature.
Working with glass since 2008, Carissa earned a BFA in Glass from the Alberta College of Art & Design, studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and received her Master in Glass Art and Science from VICARTE Research Unit in Portugal. She has participated in Snow and Ice sculpting residencies in Norway, was accepted to the 2011/2012 Living Arts Center Fellowship in Glass, and has attended multiple residencies in Iceland, Finland and Norway. Most recently she has been recognized through awards and scholarships from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The Canada Council for the Arts.
The exhibition has kindly been supported by:
Islandic Art Center
Canada Council for the Arts
02.01-26.03: 10-16 ONS-SØN*
27.03-25.06: 10-16 ALLE DAGE
26.06-29.08: 10-17 ALLE DAGE
30.08-31.10: 10-16 ALLE DAGE
01.11-30.12: 10-16 ONS-SØN*
*Åben alle dage i uge 7. Lukket 24. 25., 26. og 31. december samt 1. januar.
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