Dinner and a lively, interactive talk followed by
a guided walk through Exchange Galleries & Studios
Please reserve at The Winnipeg Free Press News Café
204.697.7069 $20.00 (plus tax) 6-9pm
237 McDermot Avenue
Presented by First Fridays in the Exchange,
The Winnipeg Free Press News Café
& with the generous support of
The Winnipeg Arts Council
art talk /art walk MAY 1, 2015:
Ione Thorkelsson: a rare arT
Please join us for an intimate discussion with renowned glass artist IONE THORKELSSON
Sarah Swan interviews the artist about her extraordinary journey with a beautiful and temperamental medium.
photo: David Barbour
The piece ‘Matrix’ was originally part of a larger installation titled Ossuary: bones as signifiers of human absence, at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, 2007.
This dramatic and unconventional work has not been shown since that time, partly because it does not fit comfortably in traditional gallery spaces, partly because of its size.
The work consists of life-sized glass casts of human bones which seem to ‘float’ in an undulating wave, suggestive of debris on water.
The original idea for the structure of the piece came from crude early ( pre- PC) attempts at three-dimensional modelling of multivariate analysis data.