„Best Served Gold" – Krista Israel

BB Gallery, ul. Jatki 3–6
Exhibition open: 22.10.2019 – 10.11.2019
Opening: 22.10.2019, 5 pm – 7 pm

Best Served Gold

The glass objects that I have completed as part of the Best Served Gold project are the result of my reflections on contemporary society. I would like to draw attention to the risks associated with the development of the food industry and the production of plastic waste with them.

What will happen to the plastic I throw away every day knowing that it will live for hundreds of years? And what do I really put in my mouth when I eat? Will the food we eat affect our lives?

A pinch of black humour, sweet pink colours and gold... This is my original way to realise surrealistic ideas and fantasies about what the future can bring,

I combine glass in layers with other materials such as paint, gold leaf, found objects, ceramics and sugar. In this way, I build a story that I hope will encourage the viewer to face the global problems caused by human activity.

Krista Israel

Graduated from the Institute for Arts and Crafts in Mechelen (Instituut voor Kunst en Ambacht), Belgium, 2013.
She has participated in exhibitions in Belgium, China, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the USA, including: Glasrijk Tubbergen, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, 2013; the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, the European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental, Germany, 2014; the Glasmuseum Lette – Alter Hof Herding (the Ernsting Foundation), Coesfeld, Germany, 2014, 2015; Refract, Ireland, 2015; Play with Glass – European Glass Festival, Wrocław, 2016; Glass 4 Ever, the Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, the Netherlands, 2017–2018; New Glass Now, the Corning Museum of Glass, USA, 2019–2020.
Her work is represented in a number of public collections, including: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, the European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental; the Ernsting Foundation, Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld; the National Glassmuseum, Leerdam, the Netherlands; the Liling Ceramic Valley Museum, Liling, Chiny.
She uses a wide range of glass techniques combined with mixed media. Her work is inspired by how modern people’s lives are influenced by globalisation, social media, migration and genetically modified organisms (GMO).
She loves exercising yoga, beading embroidery, reading and renovating her house from the 1930’s.