Bullseye Projects will return to London for Collect 2022 with work by a group of international artists reflecting the individual and collective paths on which we find ourselves. Artists Anthony Amoako-Attah, Matt Durran, Michael Endo, Jeffrey Sarmiento, and April Surgent create work inspired by cultural heritage and migration, scientific and spiritual revelation, and personal narratives.
Anthony Amoako-Attah, a PhD student at the University of Sunderland, was born in Ghana. Amoako-Attah uses glass to express cultural identity, creating Kente designs and Adinkra symbols with printed glass and vitreous enamel. Matt Durran is known for large-scale installations of upcycled materials, emerging technologies, and crafted objects. During the 2020 pandemic, Durran began exploring personal spiritual journeys in relation to the solitude that accompanied lockdown. His “Cathedral for One,” project will simultaneously be on view at The Byre, a Bullseye Projects exhibition space located in Northern Scotland. California-based artist Michael Endo explores themes of psychological transformation in relation to the natural world through glass paintings and his UK-based curatorial projects. Originally from Chicago, Jeffrey Sarmiento has spent most of his life traveling and his work often addresses the creation of a cultural identity as a perpetual outsider. April Surgent records the natural world and impressions of the city with glass engraving, a slow process of documentation that is in itself a performative act in opposition to the speed and detachment of digital life. Depicting her experiences from the Antarctic to the Olympic Peninsula, Surgent, through her work, seeks to "cultivate...environmental consciousness."
Bullseye Projects explores contemporary glass through collaborations, touring exhibitions, and educational activities, promoting the work of innovative kiln-glass artists from around the globe. Bullseye Projects is part of Bullseye Glass Co., a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture based in Portland, Oregon. Bullseye was founded in 1974 by three art school graduates and maintains a strong commitment to research, education, and collaboration with artists.