Prototype Show: Ryan Marsh Fairweather – Joybear

March 4 – April 1, 2014, Tiny Gallery Prototype – Bridgeland Market,  1104 1 Ave NE

Artist’s Statement: Fairweather’s body of work is inspired by yoga philosophy, Hindu mythology, cute culture, and video games. These concepts come together in his growing fictional universe called the Weathermachines based on a post-apocalyptic scenario where sentient, peaceful machines take over the planet. Joybear is the newest blown-glass character in his cute universe and embodies play and happiness. His softer matte finish is created through a process of sandblasting and oil application.

Artist Bio: Ryan Marsh Fairweather is a born Calgarian and spent many years growing up in Houston, London, Aberdeen, and Dubai. A graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005, Fairweather is one of three members of the local Bee Kingdom Glass Collective, a glassblowing studio collective that exhibits, lectures, and demonstrates locally and internationally. He is a resident of Bridgeland, a yoga instructor, and loves Street Fighter and cute things.

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