Glass is unique in its ability to recreate
phenomena. See these works and more in “New Glass Now,” on view through January 5,
2020. Katherine Gray’s iridescent glass work appears to move as the viewer
moves around it. Rui Sasaki’s phosphorescent raindrops also react to the
presence of the viewer: they are charged by lights only when the room is empty.
As soon as a viewer approaches the piece, the lights turn off, leaving only the
glowing outlines of the raindrops visible. Jiro Kamata’s mirrored brooch
displayed on a mirror uses reflection simultaneously to fragment and adorn the
viewer. Amie McNeel creates a portal into another universe, ripe with
Photos: 1) “Iridescent Aura Diptych II,” Katherine Gray
(United States, b. 1965). Photo: Andrew K. Thompson. Courtesy of Heller Gallery, 2) “Liquid
Sunshine/I am a Pluviophile,” Rui Sasaki (Japan, b. 1984), 3) “Ghost,” Jiro Kamata (Japan, b. 1978), and 4) “Untitled,
projection 2,” Amie McNeel (United States, b. 1964).