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Issue 114 | Spring

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

It's the finished process of an artist's process that is important, not the way it was made--or so we are told by art critics and scholars wo are quick to scold artists working in craft media for becoming too fascinated by their own fabrication techniques. And yet the chance to glimpse inside the painter's studio has always intrigued the serious art collector or scholar who wants a better understanding of even the most conceptual of artists.

Hourglass

Rememebring Mark Ferguson; hot glass sets sail on a cruise; a conversation with the new curator of the Museum of Northwest Art; solar power from stained glass; PLUS: Book Report

Reviews

Liza Lou at L & M Arts, New York; Dennis Oppenhein at Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills, California; Penelope Stewart at Edward Day Gallery, Toronto; Michele Lapointe at Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario; Ivana Srámková at Heller Gallery, New York; Jeff Wallin at Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

UrbanGlass News

The 2009 UrbanGlass Gala: Auction • Awards • Glassblowers Ball honors Clifford Rainey, Tevita Havea, and the Venini family.

Reflection

by John Drury

A top price at auction for a fabricated work challenges a basic premise of Studio Glass.

Features

Flame On

by Rebecca Park

Building on the groundbreaking work of the B Team in the 1990s, a new generation of artists takes the innate theatricality of glass into the realm of performance art.

Burning Down the House

by Andrew Page

The seminal performance art group the B Team set out to challenge the status quo at glass programs at universities. They evolved into a dynamic performance art group that calebrated glass in its molten state, bringing a new audience into the hot shop.

The Art of Inquiry

by Annie Buckley

Contemporary artists are pulling apart the intertwined history of glass in science and in art, with provocative results.

Afterburn

by Victoria Josslin

Wielding hot glass like a paintbrush, Etsuko Ichikawa sears images on paper to create work that recalls Japanese calligraphy but with a unique intensity of process.

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 35 years.