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Thursday, January 1
12:00am - 8:00pm


Foci MN Center for Glass Arts
Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
Snelling Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
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Join us for the reception for Carla Christenson’s Solo Exhibition At the Seams, In the Flesh, culminating Christenson’s 2022 Emerging Artist in Glass Residency at Foci MCGA. At the Seams, In the Flesh is an installation of blown glass forms and mixed-media exploring human experiences of pain, memory, and healing.⁠

Exhibition Statement

In my own life I have accumulated wounds, scars, and injuries and with each passing moment I end up with another. Bodies are like that, though – they hurt, and they work to heal. As humans, we have created different ways to try and fix ourselves, to try and mend. The fixing can be by surgery, medication, pins, and needles, but I believe that there is still pain that comes with the healing. The mark is still there, no matter how small, and so is the memory. In this work, I explore the correlation between pain and how we develop with it. It is through glass and mixed materials that I am working to define what pain is to me and to better understand that to live is to occasionally break. At The Seams, In The Flesh is a body, my body.

Artist Bio

Carla Christenson is a mixed-media visual artist residing in Minneapolis, MN. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021 with a concentration in glassworking and sculpture. Since graduating she has spent her time working in glass production, teaching glassworking classes at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, and exploring her own work in and out of the glass shop. She spent the fall of 2022 as the Local Emerging Artist in Residency at Foci MCGA and has since been preparing for her solo exhibition there.

Instagram: @carlamakesstuff


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