June 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020
The Anatomy of a Glass Menagerie: Altaglass is a solo exhibition of works by Calgary based artist Mireille Perron. One hundred and thirteen delicately blown glass figurines juxtaposed against deep blue cyanotype monoprints create a body of work founded on the artist’s curiosity of craft practices and their histories. These works were inspired by Perron’s residency at Medalta’s International Artist in Residence Program, which provided an opportunity for Perron to explore and research the Altaglass collection at Hycroft China Ltd. These objects became the foundation of this body of work, as each of the Altaglass glass figurines became the subjects for her cyanotype prints; a monoprint generated by UV light exposure.
Mireille Perron is a professor emeritus at UA Arts and is the founder of The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics, a social experiment that masquerades as collaborative works of art/events.
Virtual Version of the Exhibition