“The Interplay of Light” – Robert Friedman, Sept.6 – Oct.1st, 2023

Exhibition Dates: Sept.6 – Oct.1th, 2023

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm


What is most important to me is the interplay of light. Be it natural, fluorescent, or incandescent, I will design the piece with this in mind.

Everything I produce should make a statement, sometimes subtle, many times less so. I always keep in mind the impact we have on our fragile planet.


Rob Friedman is a muralist-styled stained glass artist with over 40 years experience who has recently added a blown glass dimension to his work. Intrigued by light play and utilization of fine lead lines, he works to achieve a depth of detail that is almost 3-D. 

Having apprenticed in Berlin under Chilean muralist Victor Tapia, his transition from outline to lead line was a natural progression. Friedman’s 43 sq. ft. “Peretz Windows” in Vancouver boasts the only Secular Humanist Yiddish stained glass in existence. He has worked on major installations such as the Lutz Hoffschild installation in the Scotia Centre in Edmonton, AB, the largest stained glass in western Canada; as well as the restoration of the Holy Rosary Cathedral; and the restoration and new installation for the Three Apostles stained glass in St. Andrew’s Wesley Church in Vancouver, BC. 

With his recent addition of glass blowing, Friedman is melding the two glass forms by tailoring hot glass into flat glass to gain a sculptural bent.

Rob also has a book published that showcases his work: The Interplay of Light

Email:  robertfriedman56@gmail.com              Website: rfglass.ca

3rd Sunday at The Gallery

Sunday, Sept. 17th, 1:00-3:00pm

Join Robert as he discusses various methods of creating a glass panel. Learn about glass and the technical aspects used to turn it into a beautiful stained glass panel. A small demonstration will also be given.