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Rachel Kalisky: Moment Between Stillness and Movement
September 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
We are excited to present Moment Between Stillness and Movement, Rachel Kalisky’s fourth solo exhibit with Camiba Gallery, and the result of her continued exploration of the kiln form process of glass working. As before, the artworks in this exhibit include the grids, intricate patterns and vibrant colors that characterize Rachel Kalisky’s practice, but with her further examination of texture and forms, she has been able to achieve an intense sense of movement and depth.
When talking about her concept behind the exhibit, Rachel Kalisky says: “The imagination is captured as the eye discovers a dramatic illusion of movement. The intense use of color emphasizes the motions in each piece. And for that moment, I created the feeling of both stillness and movement”.
In each artwork Rachel Kalisky uses the interplay of light, shapes, textures, details, and the transformation of colors to create a variety of visual effects and to express an emotion and/or a moment in time. In Moment Between Stillness and Movement, Rachel shares her excitement of what is possible within this endlessly challenging and alluring medium and draws the attention of the viewer into her moving and undulating pieces.
About the artist:
Originally working in corporate and industrial design to create interior spaces for retail stores, banks, offices, and to develop corporate branding designs and product packaging, Rachel Kalisky was known for her contemporary interiors, straight lines, bold colors, and her willingness to tackle any design challenge. But in 2004 she attended a fusing workshop and immediately became intrigued with glass and decided to pursue this new direction. Rachel’s artworks have received much recognition and accolades including most recently being one of 77 artworks to be included in the invitational exhibit “Materials: Hard + Soft” out of over 1,100 submissions from 16 countries. She was also a finalist in the E-merge glass 2004 and the First Texas Juried Glass competition, receiving the Jurors Award of Merit. She became a finalist in the 2006 Niche Award and a finalist again in the 2007 Texas Juried Glass II competition. She was included in the E-merge Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass book and has been included in multiple magazine and newspaper profiles and articles.
Kalisky has exhibited since 2004 in cities around the country, including in Austin (TX), Corpus Christi (TX), Delray Beach (FL), Dallas (TX), Galveston (TX), Michigan City (IN), Philadelphia (PA), Pittsburgh (PA), Portland (OR), and Taos (NM). These exhibits include numerous prestigious museums and galleries including Cornell Museum of Art in Florida, Art Museum of South Texas, and the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. A native of Canada, she now works out of her studio in Austin, Texas.