Vetri is pleased to present Moiré, the second solo exhibition by Seattle-based glass sculptor, Mikey Cozza. Five years after his first exhibition, Cozza’s process driven approach to glassblowing and command of line and pattern has resulted in a body of work that celebrates optics and highlights the fluid effects that can be uniquely achieved in transparent three-dimensional objects. Moiré, a term used to describe the watery appearance that occurs when two patterns are overlaid at slightly different angles, is an apt title for Cozza’s exhibition. His newest body of work explores how transparency, form and sequence can interact to intentionally create interference compositions resulting in the perception of movement in an otherwise static piece. The optical impact of this disruptive patterning preserves the fluidity of molten glass in its final solid state.
Mikey Cozza grew up in Marysville, WA and has been working with glass for 14 years. Since 2006 he has worked in prominent Seattle production studios and as an artist assistant to Benjamin Moore, Janusz Pozniak, Nancy Callan, Rik Allen and Shelley Muzylowski Allen. Cozza has studied and taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Cozza currently resides in Seattle, WA assisting Dante Marioni and is a gaffer at The Glasshouse Studio.
Opening Reception with the artist April 4th 5pm – 8pm
On view April 4th – 30th