Memories are Malleable

Memories are Malleable

Katherine Russell

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 21, 2019 7pm – 9pm
Craft Council of BC Gallery
1386 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC

Artist Talk
March 21st, 6-6:45pm
Studio B, Carousel Theatre
1411 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC

Exhibition
March 21 – May 2 10:30-5:30 daily
Craft Council of BC Gallery

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—The Craft Council of British Columbia is pleased to host an exhibition of kiln-formed glass entitled, Memories Are Malleable by Katherine Russell from March 21 to May 2, 2019.

In an exploration of truth and remembrance, Russell contemplates the construction and reconstruction of human memory through kiln-formed glass, “translating these findings in the form of an in-depth texture study.” In her dealing with the complexities of memory, such as its incompleteness, inaccuracy, and above all its malleability, Russell uses a variety of textures from glass powder to consider the processes of memory-making and its unreliability in regard to truth. Her collage technique especially speaks to the construction of memory, whether on a conscious or subconscious level. Citing Christopher Chabris and Julia Shaw on “false” memories and its profound impact on the mind, it is Russell’s careful arrangement of textures into patterns, whether from recognizable objects or from the abstract, that prove to be thought provoking and powerful. The project was funded in part by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and the Canada Council for the Arts.

An accomplished glass artist, Russell received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art specialising in glass and trained in Black Diamond, AB and Perth, Australia. Known for their bright colours and whimsical nature, Russell’s works have been exhibited not only throughout Western Canada but also in Australia. Russell is currently based in Elkford, BC.

More information about the artist can be found on her website www.katherinerussell.ca

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