On View: May 5, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5th, 5pm – 8pm during First Thursday Art Walk
Vetri is excited to present Linear Blooms, a solo show featuring new works in glass by Carrie Grula opening on Thursday May 5th.
In her new series, Carrie combines retro 70s designs that embody the fashion for geometric patterns, with prints that echo the graphic quality of the Art Deco era, and soft curves reminiscent of the Art Nouveau movement. This mix of elements from different decades keeps her work timeless, fresh, and contemporary.
Carrie develops each of her original patterns, much like a wallpaper or fabric printmaker, drawing by hand and then expanding them digitally. After blowing the forms in the hot shop, she applies a vinyl skin to the glass, cuts the pattern into the vinyl by hand, and sandblasts the glass to reveal the layers below the surface. Her process embraces the handmade aspect of the 1970s craft movement, yet the result is refined and sophisticated.
Carrie Grula is an artist based in Tacoma, WA. Originally from Philadelphia, Carrie started blowing glass at Bucks County Community College and later Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon earning her BFA in Glass from Alfred University in 2007, Carrie moved to Seattle to pursue a career in glass. She has worked on the production teams of several local studios, assisted independent artists, and taught at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Coyote Central. Carrie currently is a member of the Chihuly Workshop team and is involved with Hilltop Artists’ Arts Connect, a youth glass program in Tacoma. Vetri has shown her work since 2010.
Join us from 5pm-8pm on Thursday May 5th for the debut of this special exhibition. The gallery will be open late for First Thursday Art Walk, and we will be serving drinks and apps and mingling with the artist.
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