Join UrbanGlass and Suzanne Peck for a delightfully tactile performance, Half A Bubble Off Plumb, an examination of molten glass in context with rhyming materials like honey, soap bubbles, and cotton candy.
Peck’s fascination with glass is fraught with desire to master the substance while molten – at its most inspiring but untouchable state. Through parallel materials she is at last able to dig into something “glasslike,” all while peeling back the secrets of each individual medium.
This 45-minute performance will be accompanied by live vocals and soundscape by Kelsie McNair.
"Half A Bubble Off Plumb" is a saying meaning ‘giddy, crazy, off kilter, zany. I love this regarding glass--how delightfully maddening this material is! I want to touch it, to play with it, but I can’t. Not without tools and shields as intermediaries. Yet, there are materials that we can touch, that we can play with. Materials in which we can sink our hands into, taste, chase, twist, twirl. Honey, Soap Bubbles, Cotton Candy, Blown Sugar. These materials have parallels to hot glass. They inflate, drip, ooze, expand, pop. - Suzanne Peck
About the artist:
Suzanne Peck is a visual artist, writer, curator and educator. She earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design’s glass department. Indeed, glass provides continued inspiration in her work, even when the substance itself is absent (isn’t glass always, in a way, absent?).