Mel George, Marquam, 2012
kilnformed glass and steel, 6 x 8.25 x .75 inches
Photo: G. Piper
Portland, OR - Bullseye Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new kilnformed work by Australian artist Mel George. Hazy will be on view July 5 – September 1, 2012.
“I suffer from nostalgia,” Mel George admits, “I have a bittersweet longing for people, items and situations from my past.” Hazy, George’s second solo exhibition at Bullseye Gallery, is an expression of this sentiment. Comprised of three distinct series, this exhibition captures fleeting, fading skyscapes, obscure views of landmarks from George’s past, and a 366 piece installation of small tiles referencing her recent travels. “Frame of Time depicts the days of one year broken down to the essence of the colour of the day,” explains George. “Each tile, shaped like a photographic slide, serves as a marker of a moment…together they create a complete timeline.” According to George, Hazy is an expression of “wistful desire and yearning” translated into glass, emphasizing the “fragility of a moment.”
After eight years of owning/ operating Studio Ramp LLC (a custom glass fabrication studio) with her husband Jeremy Lepisto in Portland, Oregon, Mel recently moved back to her hometown of Canberra, Australia. She is a graduate of Australia's prestigious Canberra School of Art glass workshop, during which she completed a residency at the Bullseye glass factory while still an undergraduate, later returning to work in the company's Research and Education department on projects with international glass masters. Mel is the current Artistic Programs Manager at Canberra Glassworks. She both teaches and continues making and exhibiting her own work nationally and internationally.
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