The “New Energy Artists Residency” (or NEAR) Program is hosted in Norfolk’s newly minted NEON District (http://neonnfk.com/). The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is partnering with the Rutter Family Art Foundation and Glass Wheel Studio to give an individual artist time and space to create and exhibit new exploratory work. These three organizations are instrumental in the NEON (New Energy of Norfolk) District, and we are excited to collaborate in bringing emerging and experimental practices of glass and new media to our region.
The show will highlight work of Sarah Blood. She will work at the Glass Wheel and at the Chrysler Glass Studio and show her work the last two weeks of the program at Work|Release. Sarah’s work responds to personal experiences such as memory, mortality and the human condition. Her primary medium is light, which is explored through glass, luminous gasses and mixed media to create abstract works that invite association to minimalist sculpture. Sarah exhibits widely throughout the world including UK, Europe, Hong Kong, the Arab Emirates and USA. She is currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She will be in residence in Norfolk in January for one month, during which time she will create her works and showcase them for public view the last two weeks of the month at Work|Release. www.sarahblood.com