Brianna Gluszak: AWOOGAMay 11th – July 1st, 2022
Opening reception May 11th from 6-8 PM.
*eyes pop out of head*
*tongue rolls out*
AWOOGA, is both playful and serious; it references the action of the two eyes jutting out from the wolf’s head in Tex Avery’s cartoon Little Red Riding Hood. We see the action as playful, flirty, and ultimately funny. This Window Gallery installation considers the comedy, reality, and implications of this motion through inviting the viewer to look, walk-through, and peer in, all while being observed in turn by those outside. AWOOGA, is asking you to get in closer, peer through, shrink down, enjoy the quiet moment, and feel the presence of your own body.
Brianna Gluszak received a bachelor’s in fine art with distinction in glass from The Alberta University for the Arts (formerly The Alberta College of Art and Design) in 2016. She is currently a master’s in fine art candidate and graduate teaching associate at The Ohio State University. Gluszak has studied and worked at Pilchuck Glass School, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Museum of Glass in Tacoma and StarWorks Center for Creative Enterprise. She has travelled internationally to participate in residencies at The Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Nexø, Denmark, Northland’s Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland, and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Her work utilizes various playful motifs, gendered forms, materials and captivating color schemes. She often exploits the hard-edged masculine architecture and the phallus form to transform the assumed gender of an object or space through the transition and translation of color. Blurring the distinctions created between the ideals of feminine or masculine through glass making, textiles and installation.