Contemporary Glass Society: Living with Glass exhibition launched

The ‘Living with Glass’ exhibition, launched by the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS), is taking place at the Vessel Galleryin the Notting Hill area of London. The exhibition will include interior products, lighting, wall panels for domestic interiors, all in the medium of glass; created in limited edition for exclusive sale.

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) announces the launch of the ‘Living with Glass’ exhibition, now taking place at the internationally renowned Vessel Gallery; a leading store-cum-gallery based in the Notting Hill area of London. The exhibition will include interior products, lighting, wall panels for domestic interiors, all in the medium of glass; created in limited edition for exclusive sale.
The theme of the showcase is to highlight new work by contemporary UK glass artists, based upon glass objects for interiors. Fifteen glass artists were selected for the exhibition: Stuart Akroyd, Nour El Huda Awad, Denise Basso, Scott Benefield, Vanessa Cutler, Jane Dorner, Hanne Enemark, Frances Federer, Heather Gillespie, Anthony Harris, Kate Maestri, Cathyrn Shilling and Amanda J. Simmons. In addition, George Papadopoulos and Simon Moore have been invited to take part in the show. The intention is to raise the profile, both nationally and internationally, of contemporary glass and the many applications and uses it has within modern interiors and living spaces. The exhibition was juried by Angel Monzon, director of Vessel Gallery, and Victoria Scholes, Chair of CGS. The show builds on Vessel Gallery’s outstanding clientele and design service, introducing the creative possibilities of contemporary glass as a unique art form for bespoke, contract design.
The exhibition will run 6-29 October 2011 at Vessel Gallery and will coincide with the CGS conference ‘Living with Glass’. The conference, held 15-16 October 2011, will draw a diverse audience and will be held at the recently refurbished De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex.
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organization in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glassmakers within the wider art world. Founded in 1997, CGS is a non-profit making limited company by guarantee, with dual objectives of encouraging excellence in glass as a creative medium and developing a greater awareness and appreciation of contemporary glass worldwide. CGS is aimed at those working in or interested in contemporary glass. At present, the Society has connections with over 1000 artists, academics, suppliers, collectors, galleries, and enthusiasts and a current membership of over 700.