Sheltering Bottles (Burgundy)
stained glass, copper foil and solder, 2019
16 1/2 x 12 1/2 in, 41.9 x 31.8 x 0.6 cm
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for: $1,625
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto
Vanessa Brown was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, to Canadian parents and was raised in Vancouver. She attended Emily Carr University of Art + Design where she completed a BFA in 2013. Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized by the Esker Foundation, Calgary (2018), Western Front, Vancouver (2018) and Arsenal Contemporary Art, Toronto (2018). Her work has also been featured in group shows at VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver (2012), Field Contemporary, Vancouver (2015), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2016), Nanaimo Art Gallery (2017), Access Gallery, Vancouver (2017), A.I.R. Gallery, New York (2018) and Podium, Luxembourg (2019).
As a student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Brown studied woodworking and metalworking and has since developed a sculptural practice working primarily in steel. While steel sculpture created by modernist male artists in the 20th century often emphasized the material’s mass and embraced a raw, industrial aesthetic, Brown’s use of this medium results in whimsical, graceful forms. Brown often begins with decorative personal items such as charms or jewellery as a conceptual starting point, and then enlarges and abstracts motifs from these delicate objects with unexpected results. Linking strength and fragility, the minimal and the monumental, Sheltering Bottles (Burgundy) is representative of the artist’s elegant aesthetic and the skilled manipulation of her materials.
Accompanying this lot is a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated May 20th, 2021.
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