The last 2 weeks in my Imagery and Glass course have been a blast. We have been working with enamels, rayzist, and silk-screening. Loo Bain (recent MFA graduate in fibers) was amazing in guiding us through the silk-screening process. Also we have done experimental slumping and just received new bullseye slumping molds to play with. Next week we will be experimenting with using a flat scanner on 3-D glass objects- I love this project, check out the examples below of previous student scanned images.
– Jessica Jane Julius
“continuing his inquiry into the themes of chance, time and material metamorphosis, belgian artist kris martin has created a body of work that revisits the ancient technique of lost wax casting, on show at white cube mason’s yard until the 16th of march, 2013. having cast the emptied husks of real honey combs in bronze, martin lends a sense of permanence and durability to an otherwise ephemeral, fragile form. the series is a whimsical and almost playful reflection on the concept of transience, drawing attention to the sculpture’s transformative elements, as it shifts from nature into artifice.” – lara db on designboom
Erica Rosenfeld left yesterday. She was here for a week and so very present in the studios, with the students, that it will be very strange to go into the studio and not find her working.
Some things I learned about Erica from her lecture:
1. She loves to cook. We saw images of dumplings that Michiko taught her to make, a PizzaTaco courtesy of her friend Matt, a gorgeous salad with edamame, goat cheese, and radishes, and a rather odd shot of a roasted turkey wearing bacon bracelets.
2. She has a sweet dog (also referred to as her roommate) named Birdie. Those of you who know me know that having a dog brings high marks in my book.
3. She collects prison art and showed an image of an amazing box made out of cigarette boxes. I need to ask her for an image of that.
4. One of her favorite museums? The American Visionary Museum in Baltimore. I’ve never been there so I just added it to my list.
5. She is drawn to outsider art and described her fascination with “what people make when they’re not thinking about art as a commodity and they are working with limited resources.” Some of her favorite outsider artists: James Harold Jennings, Tim Duncan, Dalton Ghetti, and Judith Scott.
6. She believes that art can save people’s lives. I agree.
I’m going to miss Erica and her awesome Hot Shop chicken-cooking demos (perhaps she will make tofu on her next visit?), amazingly crazy-beautiful eggshell pieces, and her incredible spirit, warmth, and generosity.
– Sharyn O’Mara
A quick post: Yesterday, I took my Intermediate Glass class to visit Paul Stankard and see his studio. Paul gave us a tour of the studio and told us stories about his career and journey with glass. Ché came along and Paul was really excited to see him. We all had pizza for lunch and then he did a demonstration making one of the small figures he puts in his pieces. He even recited one of his poems for us. We went for a short nature walk in his yard to see the first blossoming flowers of the spring. The students were all very excited and Paul was very giving with his knowledge and stories of perseverance. It was a beautiful day and I’m very grateful to Paul for sharing his studio and passion for his work with us.
– Amber Cowan
Mark you calendars: Tyler Glass faculty Megan Biddle has work in an upcoming exhibition in NY!
40/40: A Double Vision
curated by Lilly Wei
March 7- 30th 2013
Thursday March 7th 6-9pm
The AIR Gallery
111 Front St #228
Brooklyn, NY 11201