Glass Blower Edmond Byrne’s solo exhibition at Flow Gallery examines the Metameric
Phenomenon; when two individual colours appear indistinguishable to the human eye, their difference is only revealed when they are juxtaposed with contrasting colours for comparison. Glass reflects light but also allows light to pass through and project. The nature of this dynamic and how it affects light of different wavelengths reaching the eye lends itself to the phenomenon.
Colour research in glass is essential to Byrne’s studio practice. He combines hues with base colours, especially greys, and darker colours, that would not be immediately apparent. Only gradually revealing themselves as the eye adjusts.
In displaying this work, Byrne layers selected colours together to create a cross-link between each hue, bringing forth a subtle symphony of interactions and realisations to be discovered and contemplated. Metameric: Colour as Fiction will be on show at Flow Gallery between Sep 15th and November 4th.