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Brian CORR

Denver, Colorado, United States of America born 1976

  • to Australia 2006

Anitya 2012 Place made: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: glass, glass: kiln-formed, waterjet-cut, cold-worked, constructed

Dimensions: 100.0 h x 101.0 w x 24.5 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012 with the assistance from Sandy Benjamin OAM and Phillip Benjamin
Accession No: NGA 2012.1855
Image rights: Photograph: Rob Little

With precise construction and manipulation of kiln-formed glass, Brian Corr creates an ethereal interaction with space and ambient light. A circular aperture or ‘oculus’ is held in place by two opposing arcs of formed glass sheet, each element etched to obscure its edges, while allowing light to pass through and across the glass envelope. As a disc of light hovering at the edge of perception, its meditative presence heightens the sense of light and shadow and the presence of the natural world within an architectonic form.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design