The UrbanGlass Atelier acts as an interface between the New York visual art, sculpture, design and architecture communities and glass artists.
Recent commissions include work done for or in collaboration with Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Dakota Jackson and Eva Zeisel, Tom Otterness, Tony Oursler and Tsao & McKown Architects. For information about the Atelier at UrbanGlass, contact Brian Kibler, Director of Operations, at 718.625.3685 ext. 238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent UrbanGlass Atelier Projects:
Alexandre Arrechea The Atelier program of UrbanGlass faced a daunting task recently: fabricate five replicas of heavy punching bags from glass for an exhibition of art work by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea, a former member of the internationally-renowned Cuban artist collaborative Los Carpinteros. Originally conceived as a mold-blown piece, the production of the pieces was changed due to the large size of the bags. The life-size glass punching bags were gaffed by Dan Spitzer, fabricated at Quark Enterprises, Inc., and executed through UrbanGlass. The large mouth-blown pieces, weighing 40 pounds each, were lathe-turned by Rich Patterson in several parts and sealed together to create the illusion of a sewn Everlast heavy bag.
The bags were installed in an exhibition entitled Dust at Magnan Projects in New York, and ran from November 17, 2005-January 7, 2006.