Thursday December 14, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

HELP WANTED: Cal State Fullerton is looking to fill a tenure-track position in sculpting/3-D design

The College of Arts at California State's Fullerton campus is seeking to fill a full-time assistant professor position in Sculpture/3-D design in their Department of of Visual Arts, with the possibility of tenure as early as Fall 2018. Submissions by January 19, 2018 are guaranteed to be reviewed, however, the position is open until filled. Applicants must be qualified to teach BA, BFA, MA, and MFA courses in Sculpture and 3-D using wood/metal/plastic fabrication, mold making, metal casting, welding, kinetics, digital mediums, and studio techniques as well as being familiar with multi-disciplinary approaches to sculpting. Interested parties must have at least an MFA in Sculpture or in a related field, be knowledgeable in studio equipment and safety, have a substantial record of achievement, and have a national and international exhibition history.

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Gregory Grenon, Still But a Child, 2017. Reverse oil on glass. H 38 1/2, W 33 1/4 in, courtesy: the artist

Wednesday December 13, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

ARTIST INTERVIEW: Gregory Grenon on what's behind his edgy reverse paintings on glass, now on view at Traver

With awe and fear informing each brush stroke, artist Gregory Grenon’s newest collection of paintings continue to explore the subject that has captivated him for over 30 years -- the many shades of the feminine character, a study in the artist's uneasy view of his subjects. The exhibition, on view at Traver Gallery in Seattle through December 23rd, 2017, is titled “Torture and Delirium like These” and features 22 works of verre églomisé, which involves painting on the reverse side of glass.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 | by Malcolm Morano

Take advantage of this special holiday offer from Glass

Here at Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, we're committed to spreading the appreciation of glass art. That’s why, this holiday season, we're offering a special gift subscription offer. Purchase a gift subscription using this link, and your gift recipient will receive a free copy of both Glass Quarterly and Corning Museum’s New Glass Review in time for the holidays!

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Julius Weiland, Freezer, sculpture, and Angelika, stencil print on canvas. 2017.

Tuesday December 12, 2017 | by Angela Laurito

EXHIBITION: Julius Weiland juxtaposes paint and glass in latest gallery show entitled "Cluster and Contour"

FILED UNDER: Exhibition
Julius Weiland combines his expertise in glass and paint with his newest exhibition “Cluster and Contour,” on view at Berlin's lorch + seidel gallery through February 3rd, 2018. Despite the contrast between not only paint and glass but the figures depicted in adjacent works, Weiland manages to make disparate subjects and media complement one another. When looking at the sculptures, the viewer can assume the original, individual pieces of glass were in the midst of a complex fusing process before they were frozen in this moment. The same goes for the paintings; they depict humans that appear to have been undergoing deep thought or contemplation. Weiland’s creations all seem to be represent a single, unique moment when motion is arrested.

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Thursday December 7, 2017 | by Angela Laurito

HELP WANTED: University of the Arts in Philadelphia seeks assistant professor and glass coordinator for contract faculty position

FILED UNDER: Help Wanted
The University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia is seeking an Assistant Professor for its Crafts and Material Studies Program who will serve as Glass Coordinator in the school's College of Art, Media, & Design. Applicants must have an active creative practice and possess an MFA or comparable professional experience. The practice may include blown or cast glass, stained glass, one-of-a-kind studio art, architectural commissions, and/or production design lines. The position comes with a 3-year, non-tenure track contract. There is no deadline to apply, but "screening" of candidates will begin on January 20, 2018, and "will continue until the position is filled," according to the job announcement.

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Tuesday December 5, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

Yayoi Kusama's latest infinity installations transfix at New York gallery

Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese-born artist whose graphically intense, immersive works have become the hallmark of her seven-decade career, has two concurrent exhibitions that feature works ranging from her vivid paintings to her famous inifninity-mirror rooms. Taking place across two Manhattan gallery locations of the David Zwirner Gallery, the “Festival of Life” exhibition is drawing selfie-seeking crowds who are lining up in the Chelsea art neighborhood for the two new “infinity rooms,” mirrored surfaces that cover every inch give an expansive backdrop as well as the reflective spheres that are arranged around the floor and suspended from the ceiling. There are also 66 paintings from her “My Eternal Soul” series, new large stainless steel flower sculptures and a polka-dotted environment. Select paintings from Kusama’s “Infinity Nets” series are featured at the uptown location. The downtown “Festival of Life” is open through December 16, 2017, while “Infinity Nets” is open on the Upper East Side through December 22nd.

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Thursday November 30, 2017 | by Angela Laurito

IN MEMORIAM: Zoltan Bohus (1941 - 2017)

FILED UNDER: In Memoriam
Zoltan Bohus, a Hungarian pioneer in the field,  died of complications due to cancer on November 24th, 2017. He was singularly responsible for establishing glass art in Hungary, and quickly rose to international prominence for his architectonic sculptures of cold-worked glass or remarkable power. 

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Tuesday November 28, 2017 | by Andrew Page

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: The Winter 2017-18 edition of Glass (#149)

The Winter 2017-18 edition of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#149) is hitting newsstands and subscriber mailboxes this week. In the cover article, contributing editor William Warmus considers the provocative work of Matthew Szösz, who has refined his experimental inquiries to create glass objects that function as artifacts of a dual nature that values raw spontaneity when executed after meticulous research and disciplined technical execution. To understand what Szösz is up to, Warmus cites Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and silent-film anti-hero Buster Keaton, before presenting a detailed catalog of the artist's most important series.

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Tuesday November 21, 2017 | by Malcolm Morano

GLASS Quarterly's online directory, an exhaustive list of education programs and suppliers, is a searchable treasure-trove of information

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly has launched a comprehensive online directory of glass schools and suppliers. Organized by areas of focus, this directory is an exhaustive list of every glass education program – degree and non-degree granting – and all glassmaking material, equipment, and tools suppliers we were able to locate. Visit glassquarterly.com/resources (or simply click the “Resources” tab at the top right of this screen), and start using the definitive, up-to-date resource for the glass art field.

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Vladimíra Klumpar, ARIANA. Cast glass. H 8 5/8, W 26 3/4 in. courtesy: heller gallery

Thursday November 16, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

Vladimira Klumpar explores the organic and inorganic in new work in "Meadow" exhibition

Integrating childhood memories into her established geometric explorations of forms in volumes of cast glass, “Meadow” is the newest exhibit from Czech-artist Vladimira Klumpar. Using flowers as her subject, she has blended her well-known industrial aesthetic with a new embrace of organic forms. The pieces were created in her studio in northern Czech Republic, in the Northern Bohemian hamlet of Loučky, which translates to “Meadows” in English. The exhibition has just been extended through December 7, 2017, at Heller Gallery's Chelsea location.…

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