“Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass” Exhibition

Museum of Arts & Design

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Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have continually pushed the material in new directions and used the complex, fragile, and highly versatile nature of the material to create an astonishing diversity of works.

Playing with Fire takes a comprehensive look at the breadth of innovative processes and artistry in contemporary glass, from pieces by early adaptors such as Dale Chihuly to installations by Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty. Also included are works by artists and designers not commonly known for their work in glass, such as James Turrell, Donald Lipski, and Ettore Sottsass. A selection of video work will be exhibited, including “Glass Helmet” by Bohyun Yoon, as well as a number of special installations, including Peter Bynum’s “Untitled No. 202”—a wall-mounted triptych made up of thin layers of painted glass mounted on lightboxes.

[Image: Steffen Dam “Marine Group” (2008) Hot worked glass. Photo: courtesy of the artist]



from November 06, 2012 to August 26, 2013

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