June 20 – July 28, 2012

Opening: June 20, 2012 Wednesday at 18:30

SODA is pleased to announce ‘’Books and Buildings’’, the first solo show of internationally renowned glass artist Jeffrey R. Sarmiento to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, between
June 20 – July 28, 2012.

Jeffrey R. Sarmiento’s solo exhibition ‘’Books and Buildings’’, combines inspirations from local Northeast England history and the urban edifice with new fabrication methods in printed, cut and kilnformed glass.

The show will feature three wall mounted large-scale glass artworks inspired by the architectural façade and the library. The book is represented by Encyclopaedia, a grid of polished glass blocks with embedded with layered, screenprinted imagery inspired by historical photographs, glass science diagrams, and handwritten text.

Jeffrey R. Sarmiento
Jeffrey Sarmiento is Reader in Glass at the University of Sunderland. A Filipino- American artist, his work centers on constructed ethnicities, expressed through collisions of layered images within glass. He has worked widely in the US and Europe, including fellowships at UrbanGlass New York, and a Fulbright to Denmark. He was a finalist for the 2008 Bombay Sapphire Prize and has shown in Collect Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery. His work in the collection of Sunderland Museum, UK and the Speed Museum, USA. He has recently installed a monumental glass sculpture for the new Museum of Liverpool, UK.

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