From Black to White & Back Again

16.09.16 – 08.10.16

London Glassblowing is known for its extensive use of colour but in September our gallery will be transformed when we host Black to White & Back Again, a juried exhibition of stunning work from a diverse range of artists. In collaboration with the Contemporary Glass Society, we set a challenge to make sculptural, decorative or functional glass objects in black, white, clear or any shade of grey in between – and no cheeky bits of colour.

More than 160 artists submitted their best work for the show and fifty five artists were selected by the jury, some from as far afield as New Zealand, Israel and Canada.

“This is going to be an excellent and unusual show and I am very much looking forward to seeing it in our gallery.” – Peter Layton

“The final selection is international, the work uses wide-ranging approaches and techniques, the subject matter is hugely diverse and the artists represented range from acknowledged masters to recent graduates.” – Julia Stephenson, chair of the Contemporary Glass Society

The selected artists are:

Philippa Beveridge, Catherine Brown, Effie Burns, Nicholas Collins, Robin Crawford, Róisín De Buitléar, James Devereux, Montserrat Duran Muntadas, Helen Eastham, Fiaz Elson, Hanne Enemark & Louis Thompson, Dominic Fondé, Stephen Foster, Harvey Goodall, Joseph Harrington, Louise Hawkins, Stewart Hearn, Catherine Hough, Katherine Huskie, Andela Jarman, Julie Johnson, Amber King, Alison Kinnaird M.B.E., Jon Lewis, Alison Lowry, Bruce Marks, James Maskrey, Elizabeth McClure, Laura McKinley, Keïko Mukaïdé, Tracy Nicholls, Yoshiko Okada, Jochen Ott, Alexander Pearce, Jade Pinnell, Tim Rawlinson, David Reekie, Liam Reeves, Colin Reid, Mare Saare /ESTONIA/, Anthony Scala & Cathryn Shilling, Boris Shpeizman, Paul Stopler, Nancy Sutcliffe, Angela Thwaites, Jean-Simon Trottier, Elliot Walker, Clare Wilson, Emma Woffenden, Jeff Zimmer

INTERPRETATION – international glass exhibition curated by Mare Saare

Rare Roman glass bowl at the Metropolitan Museum

http://www.blurb.com/b/6555104-interpretation

Catalogue of an international students’ exhibition INTERPRETATION 2015. Venues in Estonia, Poland and Latvia. Students from art academies of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia have interpreted historical glass objects and brought out unexpected and innovative ideas and surprising connections of the present and the past in glass.Karolis Gibovskis Astra Aavik   Sigrid Luitsalu     Kaja Upelj  Mirdza Guka David Kurinec Maarja Mäemets  Svetlana Gurevitš  Helena Maria Manner  Michelle Ryan Michelle Ryan   Joanna Kasperkiewics Andrius Keturka   Michelle Ryan

Gerda Targanskyte

Definitions 2015 Stairs Gallery of the Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum 23.01-22.03.2015

2015_UMWELT II    OMAILM/UMWELT II 2015

2015_TIME    AJAVOOL/FLOW OF TIMES 2015

2014_UMWELTEN    OMAILMAD/UMWELTEN 2014

2014_QUIETUDE    VAIKUS/QUIETUDE 2014

2014_PASSION    KIRG/PASSION 2015

2014_ILMARUUM    ILMARUUM/SPACE 2014

2013_AUTUMN    SÜGIS/AUTUMN 2013

2012_UMWELT I    OMAILM/UMWELT (BORN IN THE USSR) 2012

2012_CHAOS    KAOS/CHAOS I 2012

2012_    ÖÖPÄEV/NYCHTHEMERON (DAY AND NIGHT) 2012

2010_WORLDWITHOUTEND    LÕPUTA MAAILM/WORLD WITHOUT END 2010

Definitsioon:

:sõna, lause jne tähenduse selgitus

:seletus, mis defineerib sõna, lauset jne

:seletus, mis kirjeldab, mis miski on

:selge või täpne näide isiku või asja kohta

http://merriam-webster.com

Definitsioon (ladina sõnast definitio, mis tähendab muuhulgas „definitsioon, määratlus“) on kas mõiste sisu täpne avamine või sõna või sõnaühendi tähenduse täpne selgitamine. Definitsiooniks nimetatakse ka kummagi protsessi tulemusena moodustunud teksti (mis on tavaliselt lause). Vikipedia.

 Sageli piisab vaid ühest sõnast, et käivitada mõtete jada, kujutleda objekti, mida tahaksin luua, või näha detailselt ette eseme valmistamise kogu protsessi. Samamoodi, nagu definitsioon selgitab sõna tähendust, kasutades selleks teisi sõnu, tahan anda ühele või teisele mõistele kolmemõõtmelise definitsiooni.

Kõik sai alguse tööst „Kaose definitsioon“. Tõenäoliselt on kaos see olukord, milles end sageli leian, ning mis seetõttu vajab defineerimist, analüüsimist ning lahenduse leidmist.

Definition:

: an explanation of the meaning of a word, phrase etc

: a statement that defines a word, phrase etc

: a statement that describes what something is

: a clear or perfect example of a person or thing

http://merriam-webster.com

It sometimes takes just one word to trigger a train of creative ideas, to foresee either the object I want to make or to predict the process towards making an object. Just as a definition states the meaning of a word using other words, I want to provide a certain word with a three-dimensional definition.

It all started with „Defining chaos“. In all probability this is the situation in which I find myself most often and therefore it requires defining, processing and discovering a solution.