Vetri is pleased to present Visual Rhythm, an exhibition featuring the work of Carrie Gustafson.
Deeply influenced by her own experiences in nature, Carrie Gustafson seeks to highlight the beauty of the natural world in her glass design; color, pattern, and light call to mind the fractal forms found in flowers, beams of sunlight through trees, and layers of color in a garden. Once formally trained as a printmaker, Gustafson has expanded to working on three-dimensional forms, effortlessly playing with positive and negative space through her use of hand-cut stencils and sand engraving techniques. Though her works vary in size and color, they share her trademark rhythmic textures and patterns.
Visual Rhythm, Gustafson’s first solo exhibition on the west coast and Vetri, showcases the artist’s unique ability to transform pure classical forms with exact and captivating detail. The fifteen objects in this intimate exhibition were chosen to demonstrate the breadth of the artist’s skill and personal artistic vision. Her precision with the material, use of complex patterning, tactile surfaces, and bold color palette draw the viewer to explore the myriad dynamic qualities of Gustafson’s beguiling works.
Carrie Gustafson received her BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. She continued her studies, with a focus on glass sculpture and design, at Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, Washington), Penland School of Crafts (Bakersville, North Carolina), The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, New York), and Rosin Studio (Murano, Italy). Gustafson is the recipient of the Juror’s Choice Award from the Wayne Art Center Craft Forms 2018 Exhibition, the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Craft Fellowship, 2015 Arts and Crafts Design Award, and the Susan Morgan and Joseph Scott Award for excellence in glass from The Smithsonian Craft Show. Gustafson currently works and resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.