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Opening Reception - Visions in Glass & DRAW/Boston
Mon, January 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Bakalar & Paine Galleries invite you to the Opening Reception for
Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass and DRAW/Boston.
Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass
Everyday and ethereal, utilitarian and magical, glass has served as vessel, window, mirror, and sculptural medium for nearly five millennia. By nature contradictory, glass fluidly transforms in and out of states and yet is defiantly durable. Its physical and metaphorical qualities allow artists to make work of virtuosic beauty and profound meaning – bringing focus to difficult or opaque issues. Demonstrating diverse processes including blown, cast, and flamework, the site specific installations in this exhibition are all arresting compositions. Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass offers a look into – and a reflection of – life through a contemporary glass lens.
Artists include Kanik Chung, Daniel Clayman, Petah Coyne, Dafna Kaffeman, Michael Joo, Jacob Kassay, Mona Hatoum, Timothy Horn '04, Maya Lin, Lucy and Jorge Orta, Arlene Shechet, Thaddeus Wolfe, and Rob Wynne.
DRAW/Boston brings together the private sketches of nearly 40 artists from around the world such as David Altmejd, Cecily Brown, William Kentridge, Kayla Mohammedi, and LeRoy Neiman, in an exhibition that provides a revealing look into both the drawing process and the artists' innermost thoughts. The exhibition includes an ongoing interactive and live-action mural—Demonstration Drawings—by Rirkrit Tiravanija that cover some of the most pressing political topics of our time. DRAW/Boston is the North American debut of the exhibition DRAW curated by Tomas Vu for the Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM) in Beijing.