Elias Hansen
19 sep 202017 okt 2020

Elias Hansen’s objects, installations and chandeliers are comprised of an assortment of hand blown pipettes, flasks and beakers alongside rough-cut wood, chains, rubber tubing and light bulbs.

Elias Hansen: Light Sculpture, 2019. Pressefoto.

These interrelated materials are gathered into arrangements that reference the fragility of both the precious and the discarded found in a tinkerer’s shed. The authentic and the reproduced are called into question though his hand-blown glass objects that convey a regularity, not unlike that of a mass-produced process, and emanate fragments of real and imagined narratives.

“As an object maker, I am constantly fascinated by the look and feel of things. I often find myself lost in the appearance of something, turning it over in my hand, inspecting the edges, holding it up to the sunlight. This current series is a dedication to the simplicity of this idea, creating a simple object that glows with light and pulls you in. All of the story is left up to you, it is all about your own relationship to objects and light. This simple idea is so hard to embrace, so hard to simply go towards the light and embrace happiness. So many of us artists want to insert ourselves into what we make, rather than let the objects lead the way.” – Elias Hansen

Elias Hansen (born 1979, Tacoma, USA) graduated from New Orleans School of Glass and Print in 2001. His work has been exhibited at public and private institutions including the Palais De Tokyo, Paris, FR; American Academy, Rome, IT; Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE; Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA.

His recent solo exhibitions have been held at Maccarone, New York; Anat Ebgi and Team Bungalow, Los Angeles, CA; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo; Cooper Cole, Toronto, ON; Jonathan Viner, London, UK; and Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY.

Hansen’s work is held in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, and Henry Art Gallery at Washington University, Seattle, WA; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico. Under the name Asp and Hand, he and his wife Blair Hansen make collections of handmade glass for everyday use.

Hansen currently lives and works in Bellingham, Washington.

Hansen’s first solo exhibition with V1 Gallery has come to life with the support of Ryan Wallace of Halsey McKay.

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