Montreal’s 2010 City of Glass event has great stuff all over Montreal. I wandered into the Canadian Guild of Craft to see some cool lips by internationally-renowned glass artist Astri Reusch. Her show is aptly named Mémoires glaciales. Her sculptural pieces are all in glass – gleaming and seductive. Solid glass life-size heads are lit from within. You glow girl! One of her pieces is a huge ‘cloud’ of glass lips. Is this sensual reference to internet cloud…the lips symbolic of communication? In any case, just enjoy looking at them. They are smooth …and sexy. Many big kisses!
Reusch has entered the World Trade Centre Memorial competition so possibly her ample lip sculpture will bring new meaning to ‘sex and the city’ in that skyscraper setting.
Show on until June 12, 2010. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Seeking a sip of something sultry ? Two minutes away, Bice has an amazing outdoor garden you can slip into. 514-937-6009 1504 Sherbrooke Street West
Souvenirs. Gifts? Right at the Guild, you can find amazing one-off original native pieces, and other wondrous objects created by Quebec artists.
Canadian Guild of Crafts, 1460-B, Sherbrooke Street, 514-849-6091 email@example.com