- Blown and hot-sculpted glass
- 9" x 4" x 3"
"This work belongs to an abstract hot-sculpted glass series with figurative metaphors. By crystallizing a spontaneous gestural energy, the objects reject their own ephemerality. These bodily scaled, transparent skeletons of glass trap light to suggest a simultaneous hollow and solid state. Their adorned colors, fluidity, and lustrous materiality command a fragility that nevertheless preserves evidence of their inception. Mellow Tail responds to gravity throughout its body via both light and dense manners. It invites an imagination of a sensation on one’s tongue."
- Donny Nie
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Donny Nie (b. 1997) is a Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from OCAD University. Nie is currently a visiting assistant professor in the College of Visual Arts and Design at University of North Texas.
She has exhibited in Canada, the United States, and China. From large-scale oil painting, monotype, digital projection, to small-scale ceramic and glass form, Nie’s interdisciplinary abstractions coalesce to manifest an intuitive, gestalt experience. Her mediums examine proximity as a visual and metaphorical instrument, to simplify or complicate information over different courses of materialities, and eventually inform each other in the same exhibition space.