January 15-21, 2018
394 King Street East
Opening Reception: Thu, Jan 19, 6-9pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vancouver-based Annie Tung & Brad Turner play with light and challenge form while embracing materials and techniques. Carved stone, mouth-blown glass, mirror silver, spun copper, colourful cords, and acrylic are just some of their chosen media. Each object shines with the introduction of light. ‘Bright’ presents some brilliant new products and experiments that include suspension & table lights, vases, mirrors, and curio shelves.
Annie and Brad like to question as much as they like to create. In Annie’s hands stone becomes a diffuser of light, mirror becomes liquid and shelves become an ever changing spectrum of colour. Brad questions what a light ought to be. For Brad, a cord is sculptural and a vessel becomes a soft glowing aura. Their ideas are fresh vibrant and bright in every sense.
About Annie & Brad
Annie Tung received her BDes.: Material Art & Design from OCADU in Toronto, Canada and MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Annie has delivered designs and concepts to European luxury heritage brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Christofle, De Sede, and Ruinart. She has been the recipient of 16 industry awards and grants for her work and has exhibited in Canada, USA, South Korea, Germany, Scotland, Italy, and recently at London Design Festival. Her project with Christofle Paris was exhibited in February 2016.
Native to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Brad Turner received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006. He was an Artist-in-Residence at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto where he developed a mix of sculptural and functional glass objects with a focus on originality, diversity, clean design, and refined craftsmanship.
More recently, Turner received his MFA from Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and participated in international residency programs.
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