Sunday, June 9, 2013

Playing with Fire: Glass Exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design, NYC

With the exciting show of Chihuly glass at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts opened yesterday, I thought it timely for me to include some photos of glass taken at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York last month.
Marine Group, 2008, Steffen Dam, Denmark
The show runs through August 25, 2013, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement. It features more than 100 works of glass from the Museum's collection, as well as promised gifts and additional contemporary works on loan. My favourite piece is shown above.

Untitled No. 202 (Triptych), 2012, Peter Bynum, United States
The large triptych above is made of six layers of tempered glass, acrylic paint, LED lights, and steel brackets. A detail shot of the side of the piece is shown below.

This last piece is not part of the temporary show, but is permanently installed in a stairwell of the Museum. It is made of stained glass and copper foil.

Seeing is Believing, 2008, Judith Schaechter, United States

To see more images from the show, please visit its website.