Issue 135 | Summer

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

The range of techniques featured in this issue--and the sophistication each artist has achieved in his or her individual approach, be it kiln-forming, blowing and hot-working, copper-wheel engraving, or painting on mirrored glass--makes the case that glass as a medium for contemporary art has achieved an astonishing level of maturity.

Hourglass

An artistic friendship celebrated in Paul Marioni and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend's Los Angeles exhibit; Dan Graham takes over the Metropolitan Museum's roof in a new collaborative installation; four emerging female artists exhibit work made during Pittsburgh Glass Center rsidencies; Danish artist wins the fourth Coburg Prize celebrating European glass art; Mel Douglas receives major Australian glass prize.

Reviews

Laura Donefer at the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Lucy Lyon at LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe; David Spriggs at Art Mur, Montreal; Jennifer Halvorson at the Carlsten Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Norwood Viviano at Heller Gallery, New York; and Richard Jolley at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee.

UrbanGlass News

Meet two of the artists working at the studios of this  nonprofit art center in Brooklyn.

Reflection

by Rick Schneider

In Dispute with Glass Secessionism

Features

Wrought

by Robin Rice

Andy Paiko's elaborately worked objects intensify the visual glory of looking at glass and connect to an imagined era that diverges sharply from our own.

Icy Shift

by Victoria Josslin

Four glass artists--Anne Brodie, David Ruth, April Surgent, and Emma Varga--find inspiration in the majesty and vulnerability of the Antarctic landscape.

America Reflected

by Leah Triplett

Using mirrored glass as her canvas, Nicole Chesney creates abstract paintings activated by light and animated by the viewer's own visage.

Distillation

by Jennifer Hawkins Opie

The elder statesman of British glass art, Colin Reid has won an international following for works that translate the essence of the organic landscape into abstracted sculputral forms of remarkable purity.

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for 35 years.