Since the dawn of photography, the pursuit of realism in art has been an increasingly complex gambit. Why devote time and energy into rendering by hand that which a chemical (and now a digital) process can do automatically, and with decidedly greater precision? If accuracy is the goal, the artist’s studio is not the place to turn. Or is it? We devote this issue to considering the work of artists whose work in glass is “True to Life.”
Viennese Modernist glass designs at Le Stanze del Vetro; Corning showcases restored Blaschka sea creature models; a new online resource for Venetian glass techniques; Susie Silbert appointed curator of modern and contemporary glass at Corning; Silvia Levenson's solo exhibition at the Murano Glass Museum; a juried exhibition of stained glass will be on view in Chicago and Washington D.C.; ground broken for Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion at Florida’s Ringling Museum.
Preston Singletary at Traver Gallery, Seattle; David Hammons at Mnuchin Gallery, New York; Christina Poblador at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York; Monika Wulfers at the Schoenherr Gallery at North Central College, Naperville, Illinois.