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OPENING: Kate Baker’s new exhibition “Cipher” debuts at Bullseye Gallery

  [caption id="attachment_327" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kate Baker, Untitled Tetraptych (from the "Cipher" series), 2011. Kilnformed glass. H 22, W 37, D 1 3/4 in.[/caption]


This evening at Portland’s Bullseye Gallery, Australian artist Kate Baker opens her new show “Cipher,” a series of glass artworks that combine color with ghostly photographic portraits and textured engravings. This is Baker’s first solo exhibition at Bullseye. Concerned with the way culture and technology occupy both internal and external space, Baker imprints thick blocks of glass with texture and language, ranging from binary code to alphabetic, and uses vibrant colors to challenge the brilliance or opacity.

Since graduating from the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art, Baker has been a finalist for the Ranamok Glass Prize three times and was included in the 2007 International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa in Japan. Last year, she won the Gold Award at Bullseye’s biennial juried competition, emerge-2010. She is also the co-founder of Locus Gallery in Sydney, Australia, which focuses on coldworking and kilnforming glass.


For a preview of her work click hereCipher, will be on exhibit at the Bullseye Gallery until November 26, 2011.




Kate Baker
October 5th – November 26, 2011
Opening reception, October 5th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Bullseye Gallery
300 NW Thirteenth Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Tel: 503.227.0222