An outdoor, interactive art installation made of kilnformed and laminated glass panels set into a decommissioned steel bus shelter, with hammock, on plywood platform. 94 x 107 x 58 inches (238.8 x 271.8 x 147.3 cm)
The artist wanted to place her newly discovered love of kiln-glass material into a found, urban, metal armature for an outdoor installation at the Seattle Art Fair. The goal of the installation was to create an aesthetically engaging temporary shelter.
Bullseye Studio’s work with the artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins began when she was selected as the Bullseye Glass Winter 2017 Artist-In-Residence. During this residency, conducted at the Bullseye Glass factory and fabrication studio in Portland, Oregon, Hutchins was given the opportunity for an open-ended experimental and exploratory experience with kiln-glass. Hutchins maintained full reign of her exploration throughout the residency as her methodologies developed. In the Spring of 2017, Hutchins was invited by the Seattle Art Fair to submit artwork for an outdoor installation. During Hutchins’ hunt for an urban, ready-made steel frame structure in which to place glass panels, the artistic director of the Seattle Art Fair contacted TriMet (Portland, OR) and secured the gift of a 1970’s era bus stop to repurpose into the artwork. Both during Hutchins’ time in the residency and her additional six weeks with us fabricating the artwork, the Bullseye Studio fabrication team offered training and consultation and helped with some of the physical labor of the work, but Hutchins, utilizing our materials and kilns, fabricated the work herself.
Bullseye Studio collaborates with artists to the extent each artist desires so that projects are an honest reflection of their work in kiln-glass. For fabrication and consulting inquiries contact Bullseye Studio.
To make an inquiry regarding the availability of this artwork, please contact the Marianne Boesky Gallery: 212-680-9889.
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