Artist

I will not forget the moment I first encountered a Mark Bradford piece and felt such awe and affinity. It is brilliant the way he gouges away material, it’s removal disclosing both the intimate and the unfamiliar, joining concept and process. I love Bradford’s straightforward way of speaking about his art and his inspiration. He .....

I will not forget the moment I first encountered a Mark Bradford piece and felt such awe and affinity. It is brilliant the way he gouges away material, it’s removal disclosing both the intimate and the unfamiliar, joining concept and process. I love Bradford’s straightforward way of speaking about his art and his inspiration. He has said “I didn’t become an artist to do anything other than to work out my own voice, and to get the stuff out of me” which resonates deeply. Another artist I greatly admire is Jack Whitten. He also built up and excavated layers of material and spoke of “soul mapping”—words and ideas that for me ring true. Both of these artists inspire me to to continue my own work of building and removing as a way of processing what I see and feel to speak my own truth.

In my infancy as a painter I idolized Georgia O’Keeffe, and her magnetic influence was transparent in my work. That influence subtly remains, as does everything that has profoundly affected my practice over the years. It cannot, and should not be avoided. We each have our own voice, but we are not alone. I find it magical that across all that can divide us, on a visceral level we relate. There is connection, and when I see it in the works of great contemporaries, it feels like home. – Carmen Vetter, 2018

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
46th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, April 28 at 8pm | Exhibition April 28- June 22