In Monica Cook’s world, and by extension her solo show “Above and Below,” everything is both beautiful and decrepit. Glass serpents gleam in the sculpture “Honeypot” (2019), but the treelike structure they guard appears weathered and aged.
“People stumble upon it one night when they’re binge-watching TV and they come take a class here,” Devin Mathis, executive director of Brooklyn’s UrbanGlass, tells The Post. “A lot of individuals say they Googled to see what was out there in New York after watching the show” and came upon the studio space, which offers educational programming and has a retail shop.
UrbanGlass Gala and Auction
Since UrbanGlass was founded in 1977, artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Kiki Smith have leaned on it to undertake ambitious projects in glass and reach new heights. The experimental glass workshop will hold its annual gala and auction on Thursday, May 16, at its studio in Brooklyn. This year's event honors artists Tauba Auerbach and Keith Sonnier, as well as gallerists Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman.
UrbanGlass, the Brooklyn-based organization that aims to foster experimentation and advance the appreciation for glass as a creative medium, announced today that Dean Erdmann, Carly Mandel, and Tiffany Jaeyeon will receive Visiting Art Fellowships and Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine have been selected for its Visiting Designer Fellowships.