Issue 144 | Fall

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

In Christina Bothwell's hands, glass is cast into mottled forms with pocked surfaces, rubbed with oil paint, and joined to ceramic elements distinguished by rough and cracked surfaces. This coarse treatment is a hallmark of the artist's sculptural vignettes, in which the material's translucence is diminished and its smooth perfection altered to create a sense of time's passage through signs of decay. Yet even with all this mediation, Bothwell knows that glass — especially in the subdued way she deploys it for its muted but still-radiant internal glow — is the best material with which to explore her central themes of transformation, interior worlds, and dreams.

Hourglass

Glass featured for the first time in the annual outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibition at a historic site in Stockbridge, Massachusetts;
Chrysler Museum benefactors donate their private glass collection to Old Dominion University as part of $35 million gift; Book Report: An impressive document of the work of Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace; the improbable success story of the Pittsburgh Glass Center as it turns 15; taking on new partners, a Montreal art dealer connects to a
younger generation; Andy Paiko wins Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; The Corning Museum selects Anna Mlasowsky for its Specialty Glass artist residency

Reviews

Carmen Vetter at Traver Gallery, Seattle; Australian artists in group exhibition at Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe; Gerhard Richter at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Christopher Taylor at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts; Christine Tarkowski at Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago.

UrbanGlass News

Over 200 donors, artist, and friends attended the May 24, 2016 UrbanGlass gala honoring Calvin Klein Home creative director Amy Mellen and artist Rob Wynne for their contributions to the field.

Reflection

by Laura Donefer

Making it Sparkle

Features

The Extractionist

by William Warmus

Pulling apart narratives and collapsing the linear, Christina Bothwell's work blends media and styles.

Analog Dialogue

by Alexander Rosenberg

Four Philadelphia artists and educators respond to the din of the digital era with multimedia work that channels the unique materiality of glass to explore introspective themes.

Glass in a Contemporary Context

by Koen Vanderstukken

An excerpt from the just-published book Glass: Virtual, Real (Black Dog Publishing, London).

True Grit

by Victoria Josslin

From freezing hot glass into poignant gestures to exploring dense pattern in her wall-hung pieces, the ever-evolving Stacey Neff wrestles with materials and sustainability in an unforgiving climate.

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