Brian Corr, Timshel

Brian Corr, Timshel

Timshel is a major new installation of architectural art glass in the CMAG Foyer.

This recent gift to the collection, reflects the development of Canberra as a place internationally known for excellence in glass making practice. The striking work features a large translucent disc of glass, cradled within a corten steel sculpture.

The glass becomes a point of stillness, of meditative light and energy, juxtaposed with the progressive movement of the harsher material. The artist, Brian Corr observes, ‘In this case, glass is a vehicle for light, which I equate to energy. With its volumes and voids holding or releasing light, it creates this composition within a composition. Steel is a means of constructing, of rising skyward, of forward and upward progress. So Timshel is a still point of light suspended, untouched, by this upward surge.’ 

Image:

Brian Corr, Timshel, 2012 kiln formed, waterjet cut, cold worked constructed glass with corten steel.
Canberra Museum and Gallery, gift of Lesley Kehoe, 2021. 

Category

Visual Art