“Glass can be very strong and in that way it reflects the resilience of our people,” the Aboriginal artist and master glassblower Yhonnie Scarce said in 2013. “It is a creation that is witness to our journey and one that still continues today.” Scarce is known for large-scale installations and public art projects that serve as testaments to remembrance. Her glass sculptures—abstract, spectral, delicate—which she arranges among found objects and photographs, speak to Australia’s history of colonization as well as its impact on her own family. This major survey celebrates Scarce’s art, and the political discourse it has created, with work from the last 15 years. —C.J.F.
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