Brian Corr, Lux Mandala
Brian Corr creates sculpture and large-scale installations, facilitating contemplation through explorations of perception, activations of light and shadow, volume and void. Lux Mandala explores the translation of a rare optical phenomenon into a mechanism for contemplative experience. What follows is an evolution from the application of glass to create an aesthetic object to the application of glass to serve purely as a vehicle for the transmission of light, embodying a sense of the profound and the transcendent.
Originally from Colorado, USA, Brian received his degree from Hastings College, majoring in Studio Arts with an emphasis in glass. He subsequently worked, studied and taught throughout the US and abroad, including three years at the Corning Museum of Glass.
He moved to Australia in 2005 to pursue his Masters degree from the ANU School of Art & Design in Canberra. Since completing his Masters in 2007, Brian has exhibited nationally and internationally, and was recently included in the Modern Masters exhibition in Munich.
Brian’s work has been included in numerous public and private collections throughout the world, including the National Gallery of Australia and the Toledo Museum of Art. Brian was also awarded the prestigious Tom Malone Prize by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2012. He has recently been an instructor at the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts in America.
This new work represents a significant advancement in Corr’s studio practice and PhD research, which investigates the elements of contemplative space and experience in Japanese architecture.