Exhibition Opening Opening: Anna Mlasowsky’s “When You See Me, Cry“

Anna Mlasowskys „When You See Me, Cry“ © Anna Mlasowsky

Thu, 08/08/2019

17:00 - 21:00

Goethe Pop Up Seattle

Reception and Artist Talk at the Capitol Hill Art Walk

In her exhibition "When you see me, cry”, artist Anna Mlasowsky turns to the “Hungersteine” (hunger stones) found in the riverbeds of her hometown in Germany. These large boulders only emerge from the river in drought conditions. Whenever they become visible the date is inscribed into the rock. The oldest inscriptions date back to the 15th century. These drought markers exist throughout Europe and have become visible more frequently. The boulder closest to Mlasowsky’s hometown carries another inscription: “Wenn du mich siehst dann weine” (when you see me cry).

Mlasowsky’s floor-based installation at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle showcases glass, found objects, and video, and investigates the textures and associations of water and drought.   

Mlasowsky joins us at the Capitol Hill Art Walk for the exhibition opening and an artist talk at 7 pm on her glass work and its unique material characteristics, such as transparency, reflection, and fluidity. Light refreshments provided.

About the artist

Born in Germany in 1984, Anna Mlasowsky holds a BA in Glass from the Royal Danish Academy and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington. Mlasowsky received an Artist Trust Fellowship in 2017 and an Emerging Voices in Craft Shortlist Award. She was also awarded an Emerging Artist residency at Centrum, as well as an Irvin Borowsky Prize, Jurors Choice Award. Most recently, she received a 4 Culture Art Project Grant and was the Windgate Visiting Artist at Purchase College NY. 

Her work is included in the Corning Museum of Glass, The European Museum of Modern Glass, and the Glasmuseum Ebeltoft collection.