Warren Carther, the internationally renowned Winnipeg glass artist, will be giving an artist’s talk, Today, Wednesday, 19 April, at 4:00 p.m., in Artlab 366, in conjunction with the History of Stained Glass course. All are welcome to attend.
Warren Carther’s inventive, large scale work has placed him at the forefront of the contemporary glass sculpting movement.
His work is not easily categorized as his concerns lay equally with painterly ideas of surface, as with three dimensional form and structure.
His work negotiates the line between abstraction and representation and is informed by various elements from nature and the densely built environments of human urbania. These works emerge from the social and cultural context in which they are placed. He adopts a spectrum of collaborative strategies and methods of enquiry that result in ideas that evolve in several directions. His ideas are based in creation of syntax within the spatial context of the architecture.
A strong believer in art that needs to live in the real world. Carther wants viewers to experience his works in their everyday lives.