Mel Douglas, Delineate, 2010
fused and coldworked glass, 18.25 x 70.5 x .75 inches (installed)
Photo: S. Hay
Portland, OR – Bullseye Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Australian artist Mel Douglas. Eventide will be on view October 6 through November 20, 2010.
“I find beauty and poetry in the ordinary things that represent or allude to changes in the terrain,” explains Douglas. Her new series is a meditation on the landscape that surrounded her during a recent residency in northern Scotland. “The changes that occur," Douglas continues, "within the landscape…have inspired me: the quiet shadows that appear with the last light of day and the shimmer of fading light across a body of water.” Eventide, a series of kilnformed and engraved works, recalls at once the windswept landscape, the waning light of the day, and the feel of warm river rocks underfoot.
Following study at Australian National University School of Art in Canberra, Douglas has exhibited work at galleries in Australia, the United States, Italy and Singapore. Her work has been featured in numerous international publications and is included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Her delicate, subtle work has earned Douglas many grants and awards, including the 2002 Ranamok Glass Prize.
Download: Douglas, "Eventide", September 29, 2010