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We are excited to welcome Shahla Friberg to Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle. Shahla Friberg’s faceted creations are conceived and formed through a meditative, organic process. She cuts varied pieces of glass into shards, some mirrored, others colored, ultimately connecting them to one another at differing angles using molten solder and copper foil, similar to a traditional stained glass technique. Imagining rigid materials, like metal and glass, finally assembled into something gracefully fluid seems counterintuitive to the inherent properties of these materials, however, Friberg’s comfort with her unyielding medium renders the outcome as effortless as her process.
Ultimately, Friberg’s sculptural works play with form but also with light and reflection. Changes in placement, architecture, and the presence of the viewer(s), drastically transform one object’s impact, and consequently, the interpretation of that particular work. Because of this, the artist occasionally works directly with individuals to conceive commissioned pieces, which not only connect personally, but also respond to an exact environment.
Most recently several of her works in glass were featured in the highly acclaimed group show, The Re-Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Alongside Isabelle Albuquerque, Mike Kelly, David LaChapelle, Devin B. Johnson and Gus Van Sant, curated by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler, presented by Jeffrey Deitch Gallery and Nicodim Gallery for LA Frieze week 2020, and the two-person show.