Karlyn Sutherland “Poetry of Place”

Heller Gallery

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[Image: Karlyn Sutherland "PILCHUCK, AUTUMN 2019 (4)" (2021) fused sheet glass/glass powder, 10 5/8 x 32 1/4 x 5/8 in. ]
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Heller Gallery presents Poetry of Place, our first focus exhibition representation of work by Scottish artist and architect Karlyn Sutherland.

The focus format was designed to allow artists to mount concise solo shows, which feature a certain series or avenue of exploration by a single artist. Poetry of Place includes only six works, including a pair of Sutherland’s Mirage side tables, developed with Bullseye Glass, and five wall-works. Included in the exhibition is Abbeyhill Colonies, Edinburgh (2), the direct precursor to her 2017 Rakow Commission for the Corning Museum of Glass, as well as her most recent piece Pilchuck, Autumn 2019 (4), made during lockdown in her home studio in Scotland in 2021.

Central to Sutherland’s practice is her long-standing interest in the connection between memory and place and a response to the atmosphere created by the play of light and shadow within architectural forms. Sutherland has traveled and studied in Australia, Japan and the United States – all far away from her hometown of Caithness, Scotland and says that her pieces ‘describe that feeling of being a little uncertain and in between – of being anchored somewhere, but feeling detached at the same time, like looking at somewhere from the outside.’ In her work she uses perspective drawing as a tool to contemplate and communicate feelings of detachment from place and making material those experiences that are inaccessible and unreachable.

Karlyn Sutherland holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh (2014). Her work has been the subject of a 2018 solo exhibition at the Toyama Museum of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan, and included in group exhibitions internationally, most notably at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and the Bornholm Art Museum, Bornholm, Denmark. Sutherland was a 2016 Endeavour Research Fellow at Australian National University, Canberra; the recipient of the 32nd Rakow Commission from Corning Museum of Glass in 2017 and the winner of the 2019 Craft Scotland Prize for Design and Craftsmanship. Her work is held in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass.



from April 01, 2021 to May 15, 2021


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