Chris Day

Under the Influence I


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Handblown & sculpted glass with micro bore copper pipe, copper wire and rope. About ‘Under the Influence 2021' | A series of 28 unique works This major installation, made specifically for Harewood House in Leeds, forms the focal point in the exhibition curated by Vessel director Angel Monzon. It is inspired by the discovery of twenty-eight bottles of Harewood Rum from the plantations in a cellar in 2011. The Harewood bottles were sold in 2013-14, and the proceeds donated to the Geraldine...

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Width: 25 cm (9.84 in)

Height: 46 cm (18.11 in)

Depth: 25 cm (9.84 in)

Glass, Copper

2021

United Kingdom

London, UK

Growing up in the West Midlands, Chris Day has become Britain’s only black glassblower, or certainly the only one that the artist is aware of. He creates highly personal works in glass and mixed media and his intention is to discuss and investigate the treatment of black people in Britain & the USA, with much of his research focussing on the history of the slave trade in the Eighteenth Century and the events leading to up & during the Civil Rights Movement.

A self-confessed ‘a...

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