Standing Exhale by Catie Newell skillfully encases a single blow of glass within a rigid metal structure. The metal form restricts the glass by pinching, hooking and spiking into the volume during the blowing process, capturing a tense play between the constricting and billowing materials. The entire fixture catches one breath. Catie Newell seeks to make the familiar unfamiliar, and the material process of fabrication is a vital act in her work. Her installations have unpredictable effects on their surroundings, intervening to highlight what is often left unseen. Exhale, undertaken in partnership with Wes McGee and glass-blower Brian Barber, creates deep physical resonance between strength, fragility, and the fleeting breath that brings them together.
Also available as a hanging ceiling lamp.
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