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Summer Group Show

Stine Bidstrup, Lene Bødker, Frida Fjellman, Hanna Hansdotter, and Maria Koshenkova

Summer Group Show

June 20 – August 16, 2024
Opening Reception: June 20, 6 - 8 pm
Press Inquiries: Juliet Burrows, info@hb381gallery.com

HB381 is pleased to announce its summer group show, an exhibition by five contemporary female artists working in glass. In hot shops and studios across Denmark and Sweden, these sculptors have cultivated a distinct facility with the techniques of blown glass, cast molten forms, and etched and chiseled surfaces. Glass functions as a multivalent substance which transmutes opaque sand into translucent imagery at once recognizable yet elusive; in their hands, this rich medium conveys enigma, utopian histories, baroque sensibilities, and bodily fragility. 

The mold-blown glass works of Stine Bidstrup and Frida Fjellman glint mysteriously, refracting and trapping light within their jagged, hard-edged geometries. Their faceted forms speak of soil and stones, recalling crystalline minerals forged deep beneath the earth’s surface. Bidstrup’s works are in fact architectural in nature, their opaque columns and nebulous linear webs functioning much like scale models of buildings, perhaps grafted from blueprints or jumbled elevation diagrams. In their complex arrangement of parts and pattern, each sculpture contains a densely-layered cosmos. Inspired by the earlier work of twentieth century utopian thinkers like Paul Scheerbart and Bruno Taut, Bidstrup’s sculptures gesture at unrealized visions of urban planning and collective models for living. 

Fjellman’s suspended Riche is composed of fifteen glass prisms which hang languorously overhead. Her sculptural chandeliers are often lit internally or clustered around a light fixture; at other times, they compose glimmering installations arrayed across a room. Her work emerges from the same design vocabularies as palatial ballrooms and delicately-set jewelry, but joins these with elements of the Nordic landscape: its translucent colors and the angular forms found in exposed stone and sheets of ice.

Hanna Hansdotter, Lene Bødker, and Maria Koshenkova’s sculptures take advantage of the fluidity of molten glass to appear lifelike, biotic, and amorphous. Hansdotter’s sculptural vessels contain billowing folds which swell and curve in on themselves, transforming from each angle. Their high-gloss, matte and metallic surfaces distort their surroundings; the result of blown glass partially confined within iron frames, they are at once beautiful and unnerving. 

In contrast, Koshenkova produces sculptures which abstractly visualize the aftermath of harm. They explore the redemptive possibilities of the grotesque, that literary form of tragedy which explores human experiences of grief, pain, endurance, and recuperation. Koshenkova relates her works to body parts — a dashed heart, damaged liver, distended intestines — in order to process the psychological effects of war and family grief.

Bødker’s work embodies aspects of mythology and nature: a cauterized stump pruned of its limbs stands stoically erect; an emerald snake with Edenic undertones writhes in space; and the gothic branches and boughs of trees curl into serpentine coils. Bødker’s chiseled stippling interrupts the smooth surfaces of cast glass with staccato marks, peppering her sculptures’ translucent surfaces and turning them opaque. There is a stillness here as one might find in a fragment of Hellenistic statuary retrieved after many years in a museum’s storeroom. Regardless of their subject, Bødker’s works contain the power to materialize myths and fable in ambiguous yet evocative iconography.

As glass technicians, skilled artisans, and thought-provoking artists, these five women have powerfully transformed their medium in inventive and unsettling ways. The works included here return us to the hallucinatory and enigmatic potential of glass as a tool for mystifying the scopic and interrogating the appearance of reality. Through their eyes, we glimpse a shifting vision of the alchemy of glass ranging across themes of myth, futurity, excess, and transformation.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
LENE BØDKER
The Cave, 2023
Cast glass
6.5" H x 11" W x 5.5" D

LENE BØDKER
The Cave, 2023
Cast glass
6.5" H x 11" W x 5.5" D

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LENE BØDKER
Worthy, 2022
Cast glass
9" H x 9" W x 6.5" D

LENE BØDKER
Worthy, 2022
Cast glass
9" H x 9" W x 6.5" D

Inquire
LENE BØDKER
Slice of Something Bigger, 2022
Cast glass
13.5" H x 11.5" W x 4" D

LENE BØDKER
Slice of Something Bigger, 2022
Cast glass
13.5" H x 11.5" W x 4" D

Inquire
LENE BØDKER
Quiet, 2010
Cast glass
16" H x 9" W x 5" D

LENE BØDKER
Quiet, 2010
Cast glass
16" H x 9" W x 5" D

Inquire
LENE BØDKER
Pruning, 2007
Cast glass
22.5" H x 8" W x 6.75" D

LENE BØDKER
Pruning, 2007
Cast glass
22.5" H x 8" W x 6.75" D

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LENE BØDKER
Tree of Life, 2011
Cast glass
23" H x 9.5" W x 8" D

LENE BØDKER
Tree of Life, 2011
Cast glass
23" H x 9.5" W x 8" D

Inquire
LENE BØDKER
The Forest, 2015
Cast glass
23.75" H x 20.5" H x 5.5" D

LENE BØDKER
The Forest, 2015
Cast glass
23.75" H x 20.5" H x 5.5" D

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 38, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

13.75" H x 11.5" Dia.

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 38, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

13.75" H x 11.5" Dia.

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 18, 2018

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

10.5" H x 7.5" W x 7" D

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 18, 2018

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

10.5" H x 7.5" W x 7" D

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 72, 2024

Mold-blown glass

11" H x 12.25" W x 11" D

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 72, 2024

Mold-blown glass

11" H x 12.25" W x 11" D

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 37, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

14.5" H x 9.5" Dia.

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 37, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

14.5" H x 9.5" Dia.

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 73, 2024

Mold-blown glass

9" H x 14" W x 12.25" D

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 73, 2024

Mold-blown glass

9" H x 14" W x 12.25" D

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies - Object No. 30, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

16.5" H x 11" W Unique

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies - Object No. 30, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

16.5" H x 11" W Unique

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 52, 2020

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior, wall mount

11.5" H x 11.5" W x 7.5" D

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 52, 2020

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior, wall mount

11.5" H x 11.5" W x 7.5" D

Inquire
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 53, 2020

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior, wall mount

10" H x 12" W x 8.25" D

STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 53, 2020

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior, wall mount

10" H x 12" W x 8.25" D

Inquire
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Baby Baroque Print, Baby Blue Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5"H x 12" Dia

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baby Baroque Print, Baby Blue Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5"H x 12" Dia

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HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.

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HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Quilted Print, Burgundy Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

22.5" H x 13" Dia.

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Quilted Print, Burgundy Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

22.5" H x 13" Dia.

Inquire
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.

Inquire
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Tiffany XL Print, Hot Pink Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

26" H x 16" W x 13" D

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Tiffany XL Print, Hot Pink Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

26" H x 16" W x 13" D

Inquire
FRIDA FJELLMAN
Riche, 2024
Hand-blown glass, brass
40" H x 36" Dia.

FRIDA FJELLMAN
Riche, 2024
Hand-blown glass, brass
40" H x 36" Dia.

Inquire
MARIA KOSHENKOVA 

Fauns Flesh IV, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass, silver amalgam

23.5" H x 13.75" W x 13" D

MARIA KOSHENKOVA

Fauns Flesh IV, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass, silver amalgam

23.5" H x 13.75" W x 13" D

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MARIA KOSHENKOVA 

Birth of Cold, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass, silver amalgam, cast glass, metal with Prismatic coating, vintage chair base

26" H x 18.5" W x 16" D

MARIA KOSHENKOVA

Birth of Cold, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass, silver amalgam, cast glass, metal with Prismatic coating, vintage chair base

26" H x 18.5" W x 16" D

Inquire
MARIA KOSHENKOVA

Fauns Flesh II, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass

11.5" H x 23" W x 9.5" D

MARIA KOSHENKOVA

Fauns Flesh II, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass

11.5" H x 23" W x 9.5" D

Inquire
LENE BØDKER
The Cave, 2023
Cast glass
6.5" H x 11" W x 5.5" D
LENE BØDKER
Worthy, 2022
Cast glass
9" H x 9" W x 6.5" D
LENE BØDKER
Slice of Something Bigger, 2022
Cast glass
13.5" H x 11.5" W x 4" D
LENE BØDKER
Quiet, 2010
Cast glass
16" H x 9" W x 5" D
LENE BØDKER
Pruning, 2007
Cast glass
22.5" H x 8" W x 6.75" D
LENE BØDKER
Tree of Life, 2011
Cast glass
23" H x 9.5" W x 8" D
LENE BØDKER
The Forest, 2015
Cast glass
23.75" H x 20.5" H x 5.5" D
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 38, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

13.75" H x 11.5" Dia.
STINE BIDSTRUP

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 18, 2018

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

10.5" H x 7.5" W x 7" D
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 72, 2024

Mold-blown glass

11" H x 12.25" W x 11" D
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 37, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

14.5" H x 9.5" Dia.
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 73, 2024

Mold-blown glass

9" H x 14" W x 12.25" D
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies - Object No. 30, 2019

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior

16.5" H x 11" W Unique
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 52, 2020

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior, wall mount

11.5" H x 11.5" W x 7.5" D
STINE BIDSTRUP 

Architectural Glass Fantasies no. 53, 2020

Mold blown glass with digitally printed interior, wall mount

10" H x 12" W x 8.25" D
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Baby Baroque Print, Baby Blue Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5"H x 12" Dia
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Quilted Print, Burgundy Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

22.5" H x 13" Dia.
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.
HANNA HANSDOTTER 

Tiffany XL Print, Hot Pink Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

26" H x 16" W x 13" D
FRIDA FJELLMAN
Riche, 2024
Hand-blown glass, brass
40" H x 36" Dia.
MARIA KOSHENKOVA 

Fauns Flesh IV, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass, silver amalgam

23.5" H x 13.75" W x 13" D
MARIA KOSHENKOVA 

Birth of Cold, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass, silver amalgam, cast glass, metal with Prismatic coating, vintage chair base

26" H x 18.5" W x 16" D
MARIA KOSHENKOVA

Fauns Flesh II, 2022

Blown and sculpted glass

11.5" H x 23" W x 9.5" D
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