MARION FRIEDMANN GALLERY, Instituto Cervantes 102 Eaton Square, Belgravia, SW1W 9AN
15 September—20 September 2014
10.00 - 17.00
OUT OF THE CAGE presented by Marion Friedmann Gallery is an exhibition about an experimental glass blowing project, lead by Mexican designer Gala Fernandez, and realised with the skilled glass-blowers of the acclaimed glass manufacturer NOUVEL studio in Mexico City.
To create the collection, liquid glass is blown into various shaped and sized birdcages serving as moulds. Once the housings for colourful birds, the cages become objects and containers, where new life has been blown into them. Now they hold colourful glass, reminiscent of the birds themselves. The final pieces carry the marks and history of both their former existences.
Also exhibited at this exhibition is FOCO ROJO, a rug by Méxican Designer Ariel Rojo depicting an aerial view of México City by night. The magical rug provides an impressive backdrop to the exhibition space and the glass objects, giving a nod to their rich, natural provenance.
For Marion Friedmann Gallery this exhibition is an important step in the gallery’s mission for cross-cultural work between Mexico and the UK, and it’s efforts to promote up-and-coming Latin American design talent overseas.