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New Glass from Sweden | A Private Viewing
November 14 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
An invitation from the Culture Object Gallery and the American Scandinavian Society to attend a private viewing in the presence of the Consul General of Sweden Camilla Mellander
🗓 Monday, November 14, 2022
🕕 6:00 – 8:00 pm
344 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018
New Glass from Sweden
Nov 10, 2022 – Jan 14, 2023
Featuring New Work By:
Swedish Glass artist duo BarroLevén, Ulrika Barr and Kristina Levén
New Work, Building on Swedish Tradition
Relative to its size, Sweden has had a disproportionate impact on the history of artistic glass. In the early part of the twentieth century, artist such as Simon Gate, Edward Hald and Edvin Ohrstrom developed innovative new techniques like graal and ariel, to create stunning and complex works in hand blown glass.
Innovation in Glass Continues Today
A source of cultural pride, glassmaking is supported in Sweden by institutions like Riksglasskolan (the National School of Glass), Konstfack, (University of Arts, Craft and Design), and The Glass Factory at Boda Glasbruk (a residency and museum). Most of the artists in this exhibition have had relationships with one or more of these institutions.
Recognition and Acclaim
Nielsen, finalist for 2022 the Loewe Craft Prize, was featured in the Corning Museum of Glass’ ‘New Glass Now 2020’ (touring to the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery).
Ulrika and Kristina, of the duo BarroLévin, celebrate environmental responsibility by transforming industrial air filters into deeply seductive planet-like globes and cocoons of glass.
Nina Westman, a member of the BOOM glass group, playfully promotes inclusivity and gender equality, working with recycled glass to create playful symbols advancing her social values.
The work in this exhibition focuses attention on Sweden’s unique and ongoing contribution to the field of contemporary glass while also highlighting is depth of skill and breadth of style.