“Melting Point” Exhibition

Heller Gallery

poster for “Melting Point” Exhibition
[Image: Pamela Sabroso & Alison Siegel "TEARDROP EXTRUSION" glass, 5 x 4 x 4 in.]

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Heller Gallery in collaboration with Ferrin Contemporary present Melting Point, a group exhibition featuring some of the strongest voices in glass and ceramics today. Nearly 100 works by 20 artists, whose use of the melting point is central to their practiceat Heller Gallery in New York City and Ferrin Contemporary on the MASS MoCA campus in North Adams.

The artists, both established and emerging, explore the inherent physical qualities of materials that are formed and reformed by melting, as well as express their concern for the environmental melting point our planet seems to be approaching.

Melting Point is the degree when solid becomes soft, eventually becoming liquid and a boiling point is reached. Glaze melts, clay and glass softens, surface and form become pliable. Used metaphorically, as the planet warms, we are finding ourselves closer to the melting point both physically and socially. In 2020, forces combined under pressure of the COVID virus, politics exploded, and nature responded with melting ice, raging fires and extreme weather. Likewise, artists use the melting point as a metaphor in their work to express their political beliefs and sound the alarm using the fragile materials of glass and ceramic.



from June 24, 2021 to September 05, 2021

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