Present to us we are - Kristel Britcher

Opening - 12:00 AM - Wednesday, 7th of December

Artist Talk - 6:00 PM

Running - 7 Dec 2011 - 23 Dec 2011

My current practice explores the notion of place and our individual responses to our surrounding environments. Through the materiality of blown glass I investigate the aspects of perception, memory and space to explore personal histories and the way in which the environments in which we traverse influence our personal states of being. Currently I am drawing reference from the natural elements of weather, geology and constellations to create sculptural work that generates a greater awareness of the natural world we live in.

Present to us as we are explores the notions perception and personal histories through the depiction of various experienced landscapes. This installation seeks to bring the viewer into a perceptually obscured space, inviting one to become part of the totality of the visually expanded space and to experience the immediate moment and the moments and places depicted within each piece of glass.

Adelaide born and based artist Kristel Britcher graduated with first class Honours from the South Australian School of Art in 2007. Since graduation she has exhibited throughout South Australia and interstate and was selected to exhibit at Hatched 08 National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in 2008. She has exhibited in Adelaide at the 2008 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, There's a time and a place at Light Square Gallery and in a solo show Cumulus at Seedling Art Space in 2010. Kristel is currently a design associate in the glass studio at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design in Adelaide and exhibited in Talente 2011 in Munich, Germany this year.