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WINCHESTER GALLERIES presents "FLAME"

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Opening Reception: November 3, 2 - 4 pm

Opening Reception: November 3, 2 - 4 pm

Waine Ryzak, world-class glass sculptor, is represented with 10 recent works in an exhibition at Winchester Modern from November 3 to December 1.

Ryzak creates sculpture having elegant shape and often no surface decoration. For this exhibition, the scale is large and the technique highly complex. Three to five assistants were required during the fabrication.

The exhibition features two blown and sand-cast pieces, one metal cast with blown parts and five blown sculptures from her ‘Flame’ series. The blown and sand-cast sculptures and the Flames introduce colour for the first time into her glass work. She sees the Flames as being about compassion.

Ryzak is one of the few glass artists to have mastered the technique of combining blown and sand-cast elements. She is also adept at other glass techniques, one of her favourites being loss wax kiln casting.

Ryzak became a pioneer for the Studio Glass movement which began in the 1960s. She herself did not begin to make glass until 1974 but her contributions to glass casting and the combining of techniques have been influential for the movement. ‘Anyone who is doing glass casting has probably learned from her,’ says prominent glass artist Kerry Kelly.

Ryzak developed her techniques at the Pilchuck Centre in Stanwood, Washington. Puilchuck is one of the world venues for glass-making. Ryzak spent 19 summers there, from 1974.

Ryzak has a BEd (1968) from UBC and an MFA from Instituto Allende. She was an art teacher for many years in the British Columbia school system.

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Location: WINCHESTER GALLERIES
758 HUMBOLDT ST. (BESIDE THE MARRIOTT HOTEL), Victoria
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250-386-2773
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