Katherine Gray

I use a material that we don’t generally ‘see’: glass. It is often flawlessly clear and colourless, hence invisible in that regard, but also it can be so ubiquitous and banal that it does not register in our psyches either. Essentially, all of my work is about disappearance and I use glass as an embodiment of that notion, vacillating between a state of mundane familiarity and otherworldly perfection. To my mind, these two polarities are what set this material apart from so many others, and one of the reasons that I feel compelled to keep working with it as an artistic medium. It is both present and absent, known and unknown at the same time.