An important figure in contemporary fine crafts in Québec, Carole Frève has to her credit some 250 original pieces. Interlaced Stories: Carole Frève, Glass Artist offers a new reading of the artist’s production and unique contribution to the discipline for over 25 years.
By combining her training in industrial design with fine crafts and a specialization in glass, Frève has both assimilated and transgressed the different hot glass techniques to reveal new possibilities. She has proposed bold technical innovations, including the use of copper as a complementary material. This know-how combined with an original poetic universe places Carole Frève among the great glass artists of the 21st century.
This book, the result of a collaboration between art historian Bruno Victor Andrus, artist Carole Frève, and the MUMAQ team, outlines the artist’s professional career, approach, and technical processes. The recurring themes of Stories, Duo, Protection, and Angels as well as the technical processes of hot glass, metallic knitting, and low-tech electronics are analyzed in detail. Finally, texts, photographs, and illustrations highlight the artist’s intentions and invite new interpretations of the ways in which Carole Frève has exploited the resources of hot glass.
Curation, writing, and translation: Bruno Andrus
Editorial collaboration: Carole Frève, Perrette Subtil
Coordination: Yves Testet
Graphic design and production: Bleuoutremer
Printed by A. C. Werbrouck Inc.
Caption revision and translation: Centre de perfectionnement linguistique
© MUMAQ - Musée des métiers d’art du Québec, 2021
Legal deposit: October 2021
Bibliothèque nationale du Québec
This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition of Interlaced Stories: Carole Frève, Glass Artist, organized by MUMAQ - Musée des métiers d’art du Québec, and presented in Montreal, MUMAQ - Musée des métiers d’art du Québec from October 16, 2021, to January 23, 2022.