7/04/2012

"Static" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

For the exhibition "Craft Spoken Here", curated by Elisabeth Agro, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art I have installed "Static". It is an installation made from thousands of black glass thread that has been flameworked and then gets connected to create one form. Each time this work gets installed it reacts to the space. I feel it is similar to drawing with a black pen on a white piece of paper.

The exhibition runs from May 5th, 2012 through August 12th, 2012. 

To see time-lapse video of the piece being installed click here.





From the PMA website
Crafts were prominent among the first works of art to enter the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art when it was founded in 1876, and the Museum has continued to collect and exhibit crafts. Today, thanks in large part to the Women’s Committee and gifts from individuals, the Museum is particularly well-known for its holdings of twentieth-and twenty-first-century American, European, and Asian craft.
With Craft Spoken Here, the Museum seizes the opportunity to experiment with its collection and to understand craft in an international context. Some forty contemporary works from 1960 to the present in ceramic, glass, metal, wood, lacquer, paper, and fiber—some by living, acclaimed artists and others by lesser-known creators—are on view. Representing the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, the works highlight formal qualities that cross cultures, time, and media.
Craft Spoken Here features an array of engaging education programs and interpretive materials, including on-site artist demonstrations and hands-on craftmaking activities for the public.

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