Architecture, Public Art and Glass: Innovations and Transformation
A presentation by Warren Carther
Event Details: Tuesday, May 13
Yellowhead Brewery (10229 105 Street NW)
7.00pm Presentation, 6.30pm doors open
Light reception to follow
Sponsoring Partners: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada / MADE
Warren Carther is a leading glass artist based in Winnipeg, Canada with a passion for public art and structural design. His unique approach to working in large-scale sculptural glass pieces has led him to re-define how glass is use in art and the built environment. Negotiating between abstraction and representation, Warren’s works are deeply influenced by elements of nature and densely built environments of the urbane world. His works bear strong relationships to their spatial and social contexts. In fact, his award-winning works are noted for its ability to unite aesthetic vision with an understanding and emphasis on the structural qualities of glass. Canadian Architect has distinguished that his works as “defying categorization and which often blurs the boundaries between art and architecture”.
Warren’s projects are amongst the largest in the world and have been displayed from Hong Kong, to Lausanne, Switzerland, to Anchorage, Alaska. His current methods utilize industrial tools to grind, cut, color and carve and laminate glass. A recent piece entitled “APERTURE” is located at the New Winnipeg International Airport was constructed with LED lights embedded within a solid sculpture which has allowed him to explore new approaches to luminosity.