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Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass

Mon, Feb 6 2017 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Free

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries present:

Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass
On view January 23 – March 4, 2017
Free and open to the public

Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass offers a look into and a reflection of life through a contemporary glass lens. Curated by Bakalar & Paine Galleries Director Lisa Tung, this is the first exhibition to showcase only glass artwork in the Galleries’ 30-year history. Visions in Glass features 13 mid-career to established multidisciplinary artists using glass to create site-specific installations that are composed of multiple components. The works on view in this exhibition also demonstrate the variety of techniques and approaches contemporary artists are using to manipulate the medium, such as traditional glassblowing, casting, and flameworking.

Traditionally utilitarian as vessel, window, mirror, or sculpture, glass is no longer relegated to merely the functional or craft realms, but rather is utilized as a limitless and expressive material for artists to create multilayered work as evidenced in Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass. With its historical ties to architecture, decorative arts, and sculpture, this fluid medium has attracted many of today’s artists to create conceptual work that reflects our times. It is prescient that so many prominent contemporary artists are all including and experimenting with glass as part of their body of work—confirming the power of this timeless material.

Plan Your Visit:
Hours

Monday through Saturday 12 – 6pm
Wednesdays 12 – 8 pm
(closed Sundays)
Free and open to the public

Location
MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts), Boston
Enter through the Design and Media Center

Public Transportation
MBTA Green Line E Train (Longwood Medical Area stop)
Route 39 MBTA bus (Huntington Ave @ Longwood Ave stop)

Details

Date:
Mon, Feb 6 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://massart.edu/vitreous-bodies-assembled-visions-glass-view

Venue

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
Phone:
617-879-7000
Website:
http://www.massart.edu/
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