Category: contemporary art

Acclaimed American artist Larry Bell has use…

Acclaimed American artist Larry Bell has used glass as the primary material for his minimalist sculptures for nearly 60 years. For most of his career, Bell was especially interested in the precise and beguiling ways in which the surface of glass reflects light. In the last few years, however, he has extended his interest to the way mass and diffuse color operate alongside surface to shift viewers’ perceptions of an interior form. In VFZ 1, recently added to the Museum’s collection, large-scale sheets of glass are laminated around colored cores of PET film and plastic interlay to create two monumental nested forms. Combined in this way, the two forms create a suggestive, subtly modulated interior space. See VFZ 1 on display in the Museum’s Contemporary Art + Design Wing Special Projects Gallery now through January 5, 2020! 

VFZ 1, Larry Bell, Venice and Van Nuys, California, United States, 2017. Purchased in part with special funds provided by Corning Incorporated in honor of the opening of the Contemporary Art + Design Wing, March 2015. 2018.4.13. 

Today, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) anno…

Today, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) announced that 100 artists—representing 32 nationalities and working in 25 countries—have been selected to exhibit in New Glass Now, a global survey of contemporary glass and the first exhibition of its kind organized by the Museum in 40 years. The show, which will be on view from May 12, 2019, through January 5, 2020, will include works ranging from large-scale installations and delicate miniatures to video and experiments in glass chemistry, all of which demonstrate the vitality and versatility of this dynamic material. 

Problematica (Foam Rock), Sarah Briland (United States, b. 1980), Richmond, Virginia, United States, 2016. Foam, Aqua Resin, glass microspheres, steel, concrete stand. With stand: 96.5 x 52 x 45.7 cm. Photo: Terry Brown.

After carefully crafting molds out of sand wit…

After carefully crafting molds out of sand with plaster forms, artist-in-residence Aaron Pexa ladled molten glass over aluminum foil to create pieces for his stop-motion animation video. Stay tuned for more updates from Aaron’s residency at The Studio!

Karen LaMonte returned to Corning last week fo…

Karen LaMonte returned to Corning last week for her second of four week-long work sessions of her CMoG and Corning Incorporated Specialty Glass Residency, at Corning’s research and development facility. Building on the success of her first visit, Karen explored molds and methods for hot casting a glass-ceramic used for dental implants, and “Hench bioglass” which is used by doctors to promote bone and tissue healing. Stay tuned for more updates when Karen returns to Corning in October and December.

Photos: Corning Incorporated

Object of the Week: Fresnel Cube, Sean Augusti…

Object of the Week: Fresnel Cube, Sean Augustine March, Brooklyn, New York, United States, designed in 2015, made in 2017. 2017.4.3. 

March’s table lamp is a product born of the Internet age. He cultivated a growing interest in the science of light by watching YouTube videos by physicists and was introduced to the optical-grade dichroic glass used in the lamp through his activity in online forums. The lamp’s two nested boxes are lighted with a concealed LED bulb, creating an infinite mirror box that appears to be illuminated from its edges. Because the metallic coating on the surface of dichroic glass refracts and reflects different wavelengths of light in different conditions, the reflected boxes appear in a range of distinct colors, from hot pink to cool blues and greens.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Corning Museum of Glas…

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Corning Museum of Glass invites submissions to the exhibition and publication New Glass 2019, an international survey of contemporary glass celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Museum’s flagship publication, New Glass Review. Launched in 1979, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass 2019. The deadline for entries is May 31! Submit your work at www.cmog.org/ngr. 

I’m Saving This for Later, Spencer Pittenger, United States. Photo: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark. New Glass Review 35. #corningmuseumofglass #cmog #glassofig #glassapp #NewGlassReview #NewGlass2019

Final hours to submit to New Glass Review!  …

Final hours to submit to New Glass Review!  Launched in 1979, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass 2019. Submit your work by June 13 11:59pm EST at www.cmog.org/ngr. 

Sailed on a River of Crystal Light into a Sea of Dew, Louis Thompson, United Kingdom. Photo: Ash Mills. New Glass Review 38.

Only one day left to submit to New Glass Rev…

Only one day left to submit to New Glass Review!  Launched in 1979, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass 2019. Submit your work by June 13 11:59pm EST at www.cmog.org/ngr. 

Peter and Preston, Kimberly Thomas, United States. Photo: Juan Owens. New Glass Review 38.

Only two days left to submit to New Glass Re…

Only two days left to submit to New Glass Review!  Launched in 1979, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass 2019. Submit your work by June 13 11:59pm EST at www.cmog.org/ngr. 

Table for Two (performance/video), Shawn McCollum, United States. New Glass Review 38.

Only three days left to submit to New Glass Re…

Only three days left to submit to New Glass Review!  Launched in 1979, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass 2019. Submit your work by June 13 11:59pm EST at www.cmog.org/ngr. 

Czech Lungs, Riikka Latva-Simppi, Finland. Photo: Aleksi Tikkala. New Glass Review 38.