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Monday January 11, 2021 | by Andrew Page

VIRTUAL: Curator Samantha De Tillio discusses Beth Lipman's exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design via Zoom

Museum of Arts and Design curator of collections Samantha De Tillio -- who organized the mid-career retrospective exhibition of the work of Beth Lipman entitled "Collective Elegy" on view at MAD through April 4, 2021 -- will discuss the artist's inspirations and technical challenges in a Zoom lecture on the evening of Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 6:30 PM. The event is being presented as the first of the year by the New York City-based Art Glass Forum. De Tillio (who is a contributing editor at Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, will discuss the rich symbolism in Lipman's works that explore excess consumption, environmental overexploitation, and human mortality. 

This major Lipman exhibition was discussed in a feature article in the Winter 2020-21 edition of Glass (#161) by contributing editor John Drury, who writes that the artist "has been unrelenting in her passion to understand our world through complex riffs on the transience of life and her canny dissection of consumption as a vain effort to escape mortality."

Exhibition curator De Tillio says: “Taken together, Lipman’s oeuvre constitutes a clarion call for a critical consideration of contemporary Western society and its value. Given the sociopolitical climate into which the exhibition is opening, the dialogue Lipman’s work will spark feels more necessary than ever."

Members of the non-profit Art Glass Forum must RSVP to artglassforumny@gmail.com for the link to the January 12th lecture.

Non-members can purchase tickets to the event here. The Zoom link will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email you receive from EventBrite.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.