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The Spaces Between

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Spaces Between is an exhibition about the absent spaces that surround us in life. They are spaces that make us feel something. They bring us together, make us question our lives, fill us with curiosity, and help us grieve after loss. An intersection between hand-blown glass, photography, video, and interactive art, this exhibition blurs the lines between fine craft and contemporary art. Leah Kudel has a strong dedication and passion for glass and is the recipient of multiple project grants and scholarships. She was recently awarded a Bonhams Prize special jury commendation during the 2019 Venice Glass week for her large-scale sculpture created through the Autonoma Factory with five other artists from across the globe. Kudel uses sculpted glass as a material to fill the voids between people and objects. The concept guides her use of materials. “I am fascinated by the way that the absence of something often becomes highlighted solely because of the fact that something or someone no longer exists. The absence in a sense materializes. I attempt to highlight the negative spaces between people through the use of objects that initiate uncanny social interactions.” Last year, Kudel was a contestant on the Netflix series Blown Away: Season 1, a high stakes glassblowing competition. Now based in Edmonton, Leah has returned to Canada after spending four years travelling the globe working as a professional glassblower. Discovery Gallery exhibition runs until Feb. 29, 2020. Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street, Edmonton. 780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT  Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and statutory holidays. Free customer parking at back of building. Website: www.albertacraft.ab.ca

10186 106 Street


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