Christopher Ries: Sculptor in Four Dimensions
Length, Width, Height, and Light
Saturday the 19th of March, 2011
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
214 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, California 93023
Light Appetizers and Wine will be Served
Reis’s use of light as a primary material for creating art sets his work apart. His designs harness the energy of light to drive illusions. Visions of living flowers and soaring gothic arches inhabit the interior of his sculptures. The designs within the piece often appear to be larger than the actual size of the glass sculpture that surrounds it. This effect is what Ries refers to as “the fourth dimension” in his work.
“We all think about light. Glass embodies it. Glass is the one medium that gathers, focusses, amplifies, transmits, filters, diffuses, and reflects it. It is the quintessential medium for light. I see it all on a symbolic level.”
~ Christopher Ries