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SELECTED CURRENT AND UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS:

 


  

 

BERNARDI ROIG , NO/Escape
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Reviewed

 

HYPERALLERGIC: Sensitive to Art & its Discontents
A Haunting Installation Transforms the Phillips Collection (03/06/2015)


"Ultimately, NO/Escape reminds us that the terms of our imprisonment are the terms of our escape. The Phillips, like the figures in Roig’s provocative show, is static, but our interactions with it are not. To navigate a space differently is to navigate a different space — to escape without really escaping, without needing to really escape."   (read the full review)

 

 

Andrew Erdos
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art:
Piece by Piece: Building a Collection
highlights from the collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux

 

Piece by Piece: Building a Collection premieres a selection of more than 30 objects in a range of media by 26 national and international artists from the Kansas City–based collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux. The exhibition results from an enriching collaboration with the collectors and reflects extensive curatorial research into their energizing and ever-evolving contemporary art collection for which we are profoundly grateful. It highlights a global perspective, including established and emerging artists from Africa, Afro-Caribbean regions, Europe, India, Latin America, and the United States.

 

 

 

BETH LIPMAN
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Crafted: Objects in Flux
August 25, 2015 - January 10, 2016

This exhibition explores a movement in “flux,” focusing on contemporary craft-based artists who are finding new ways to fully explore their disciplines. Featuring a selection of works from across the landscape of contemporary craft, the exhibition includes more than 30 emerging and established international artists, each of whom embraces and explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between art, craft and design.

 

 

 

JUDITH SCHAECHTER, The Birth of Eve
acquired by Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery has aquired Schaechter's stained galss work, The Birth of Eve The Birth of Eve marks Schaechter's return to the meticulous decorative style which has become her hallmark.  This work becomes the second work by Schaechter to be added to the Museums collections.

 

 

BERNARDI ROIG , NO/Escape
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Extended through April 5th, 2015


Bernardi Roig has been selected to feature new works in the Phillips Collection galleries as part of their "Intersections" series.  Intersections explores the intriguing convergences between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions.

 

 

ANDREW ERDOS, Ascendance
commisioned by 21C Museum, Durham

 

Andrew Erdos has been awarded a monumental commission by the 21C Museum and Hotel for their new location in Durham, NC. Erdos will install a reflective and contemplating 12 monitor video installation sprawling 2 floors. Opening Fall 2015

 

 

GABI TRIKAUS
Kunst Halle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria
After Picasso
May 10, 2015 - June 9, 2015


The exhibition follows the numberless traces that the work of Pablo Picasso, generally considered as one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, has left in contemporary Austrian art.

Curator: Günther Oberhollenzer

 

 

ANDREW ERDOS, Cheerfully Rooting Through Ruby Red Detritus
acquired by New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

 

The New Britain Museum of Art has acquired for its permanent collection Andrew Erdos's Cheerfully Rooting Though Ruby Red Detritus, sterling silvered mouth blown glass sculpture and two-way mirror installation.

 

 

 

BETH LIPMAN, Aspects of (American) Life
acquired by New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, CT

 

Beth Lipman's Aspects of (American) Life. The latest addition to the Museum's Appropriation & Inspiration series, this installation relates directly to Thomas Hart Benton's epic murals The Art of Life in America. Borrowing objects depicted in the murals, Lipman creates a monumental three-dimensional still-life sculpture from clear glass as a meditation on the good fortunes of wealth and prosperity as well as the misfortunes that ensue from their abuse.


ANDREW ERDOS , Smokey Sapphire Endless Mountains
acquired by Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN


The Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee has acquired "Smoky Sapphire Endless Mountains" by Andrew Erdos for their permanent collection.  The sculpture is also on display at the Museum in their "Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass" exhibition. The show, which also includes Beth Lipman, surveys the work of modern and contemporary artists who approach glass using innovative methods and techniques.

 

 

Lisa Alonzo , Vanilla Scented Sovereignty
featured in Tweed's Magazine of Literature & Art


Vanilla Scented Sovereignty, Lisa Alonzo's first exhibition with Claire Oliver this past March has been featured in Tweed's Issue #2 with a five page photographic spread.

 

BETH LIPMAN
Virginia A. Groot Foundation

Spring 2014

 

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation has selected Beth Lipman as their 2014 Grant recipient. The winner of this prestigious award is a $35,000 grant to further her career - so great and well deserved! The Foundation was established in 1988 so that artists working in three dimensions could have the opportunity to devote additional time and resources to the development of their work.

 

BETH LIPMAN, Precarious Possesions
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
April 28 - September 7, 2014


Each of the three works, Crib, Cradle, and Sideboard with Blue China will create an exciting dialogue with the period rooms and Baroque and Renaissance art in the Museum’s collection. Individually, the sculptures represent a particular moment in our lifespan and reminds us of our ties to the objects which define us through societal conventions.

 

JUDITH SCHAECHTER
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
The Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts

March 6,
2014

 

Dickinson College has selected Judith Schaechter as their March artist-in-residence.  Schaechter will visit the campus in Pennsylvania to deliver the Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture on the importance of skill in the evolving relationship between art and craft.  She will then work with students in the studio and critique their projects as they prepare for their spring exhibition.

 

 

 

DIGGS & HILLEL, 125th: Time in Harlem
book publication

February 2014

 

Diggs & Hillel's much anticipated book featuring 68 color plates, the entire series of "125th: Time in Harlem" and an introduction by art critic Vicki Goldberg, will see its US and Europe release in February. The project examines one of America's great "main streets" during a time of profound transition as Harlem confronts questions of urban flux, gentrification, the loss of cultural memory and the preservation of community. RAM Publications will distribute the book in the US, and Post Editions will publish and distribute it in Europe.

 

BERNARDI ROIG, THE MIRROR (exercises to be another)
Review ARTnews
March 2014

 

George Stolz writes on the The Mirror (exercises to be another), the artist's fifth solo exhibition for Claire Oliver


NORBERT BRUNNER, Time Bubble ll
21er Haus, Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Winter 2014

 

21er Haus, the contemporary wing of the famous Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, has acquired a new artwork by Norbert Brunner, "Time Bubble II," an inflatable screen projection sculpture.  The work will be on display at the museum soon.


 

ANDREW ERDOS
Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Fall 2014

 

Andrew Erdos has been chosen as this fall's prestigious Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts. Erdos will spend three weeks working on glass sculpture, and one week working on video art.  Alfred University's program allows artists to experiment with traditional and emerging technologies at a state-of-the-art digital arts facility

 

 

BETH LIPMAN, Precarious Possessions
Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

February 7 - April 13, 2014

Beth Lipman's sculpture Sideboard with Blue China will be on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art.  The exhibition "Precarious Possession" is the debut of a national tour.  Lipman also participated in a panel discussion at Art Palm Beach art fair on January 24th on the future of Glass art.


BERNARDI ROIG, NO/Escape
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

October 25, 2014 - March 8, 2015


Bernardi Roig has been selected to feature new works in the Phillips Collection galleries as part of their "Intersections" series.  Intersections explores the intriguing convergences between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions.

 

NORBERT BRUNNER
Guerlain Champs-Elysées Flagship Store, Paris, France

November 2013

 

As part of Peter Marino's redesign of the Guerlain flagship store in Paris, Norbert Brunner constructed and installed two large works for one of the oldest perfumeries in the world. The two pieces consist of "The Real Voyage of Discovery Consists Not in Seeking New Landscapes But in Having New Eyes" and an orchid made up of 20,000 crystals.

 

BETH LIPMAN, Adeline's Portal
Moses Myers House, Chrysler Museum of Art , Norfolk, VA

March, 20  - November 3, 2013

 

In March, 2013, Beth Lipman took up a unique "Artist-in-Response" at the historic Moses Myers House, a Federal-era house in Norfolk, Virginia converted into a museum.  The house, part of the Chrysler Museum of Art, showcases the Myers' family style of living, along with many of their family heirlooms.  Lipman and a team of 50 glass artists and assistants constructed hundreds of glass works modeled after the heirloom objects.  Lipman then mingled the contemporary glass works with the Myers household items, creating a spooky interaction between the old and new, in an exhibit entitled "Adeline's Portal."

 

DIGGS & HILLEL
New York Foundation for the Arts


Diggs & Hillel have received a NYFA grant to produce their series "125th: Time in Harlem" which documents the changing landscape of 125th Street in Harlem.  NYFA supports emerging New York-based artists.

 

LORI FIELD
Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
Wild Worlds: Lori Field, Brian Meunier, Sally McInerney
May 31 - September 2, 2013

Wild Worlds is a journey of imagination into the enchanted forests and visual myths of Lori Field, Brian Meunier, and Sally McInerney. Recognizable subjects are juxtaposed in unexpected combinations. Tinkering with nature, created beings both humanistic and whimsical, evoke mysterious worlds of the artists’own creation.
 
BETH LIPMAN
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
0-60: The Experience of Time Through Contemporary Art
March 24 - August 11, 2013

After acquiring Beth Lipman's masterpiece "Bride" for its permanent collection, the NCMA will include the piece in its collaborative, multimedia exhibition examining the intersection of time and art by artists who employ innovative and experimental techniques in their work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue. 
 
ANDREW ERDOS
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Contemporary Glass Sculpture:
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass

December 22, 2012 - March 31, 2013

The OMA joins a nationwide celebration of the anniversary of studio glass, exploring the concepts and techniques of many of the most prominent and influential glass artists of today and how they use the intrinsic characteristics of glass, its mass, fluidity, color and transmission of light for expressive purposes. 
 

 

 

  

JUDITH SCHAECHTER, Nature
acquired by Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art has acquired for its permanent collection Judith Schaechter's Nature, stained glass lightbox
 
    ANDREW ERDOS
Twilight Powered by Electricity Makes for a Brilliant New Horizon
acquired by Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art has acquired for its permanent collection Andrew Erdos's Twilight Powered by Electricity Makes for a Brilliant New Horizon,
sterling silvered mouth blown glass sculpture and two-way mirror installation. 
 
 

  


SELECTED PREVIOUS NEWS AND EVENTS: 
  

 

 


 

BETH LIPMAN
Offit Gallery, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 
Collection Tableaux
November 23 - February 3, 2013


Beth Lipman's "Laid Table with Etrog Container and Pastry Molds," a commission for the Museum, is featured as one of four works from the Jewish Museum's collection that find ways to explore the table as a place where festivity, sanctity, and history converge. 

Read the article in the New York Times

Watch Beth Lipman discuss the piece on YouTube
  

  ANDREW ERDOS and JUDITH SCHAECHTER
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012

June 13 - September 9, 2012

This exhibition features nearly 100 objects from public and private collections that highlight the role of color--from the conceptual to the metaphoric--in the art of those who choose glass as their medium. Co-curated by Toldeo Museum curator of glass and decorative arts Jutta-Annette Page as well as director emeritus of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY, Peter Morrin.
Read the article in ArtDaily
 
  ANDREW ERDOS, BETH LIPMAN, JUDITH SCHAECHTER
Oklahoma City Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
FUSION [A New Century of Glass]

June 14 - September 9, 2012

Co-curated by the Oklahoma City Museum's Curator for Collections Alison Amick and Associate Curator Jennifer Klos, FUSION features glass sculptures and installations from the twenty-first century that embrace the diversity and depth of the human experience. The works included will illuminate artists' introspective and personal approaches to the medium.
 
  HERB JACKSON
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
TODAY'S VISUAL LANGUAGE: Southern Abstraction, A Fresh Look
April 20 - September 16, 2012

An overview of contemporary abstract art spanning a variety of media through the work of 37 invited artists tied to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virgina.
 
  JUDITH SCHAECHTER
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Past is Present: Contemporary Approaches to
Historical Decorative Arts and Design

May 5 - July 22, 2012

This exhibition, to be accompanied by a 16-page publication, celebrates the contemporary artists who breathe new life into centuries-old American decorative arts and design techniques. Schaechter's work is among the prominently featured reinterpretations of textile work, cewramics, portraiture, furniture-making, stained glass, and other traditional American decorative arts forms.
 
  BERNARDI ROIG
Museum of Contemporary Art, Gas Natural Group, La Coruña, Spain

Verblendungszusammenhang, a Retrospective
February 24 - July 8, 2012

Curated by Fernando Castro Flórez, this exhibition provides a review of the work of Bernardi Roig from the mid 90's to date. Drawings, sculptural figures, and installations that play with the notion of theatre and video are organized thematically rather than chronologically, creating "something more than a retrospective, an archaelogical investigation into the essential Roig." The chosen title references Theodore W. Adorno's identification of the illusion and deception of capitalist society's collective consciousness, creating a clever and intelligent dialogue with the motif of blindness often employed in Roig's work.
 
  BETH LIPMAN and JUDITH SCHAECHTER
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Glastress New York: New Glass from the Venice Biennales

February 14 - June 10, 2012

Innovation and experimentation anchor this exhibition of both independent and collaborative work by international artists, architects, and designers creating sculptures at varying stages of experience with the challenging medium of glass. 
 
 

 



SELECTED PRESS:
  

 
 

  BETH LIPMAN
The New York Times

February 12, 2013

Feature on the new direction of the Jewish Museum and its plan to exhibit works from its large permanent collection, including Beth Lipman's "Laid Table with Etrog Container and Pastry Molds," featured in the Museum's exhibition "Collection Tableaux."
  
  ANDREW ERDOS 
CBS Sunday Morning

September 2, 2012

CBS walks through the history of Studio Glass with the Toledo Museum of Art's stunning exhibition "Color Ignited." The six minute video exemplifies the exhibition with work by Dale Chihuly and Andrew Erdos. 
 
 

JUDITH SCHAECHTER
CBS Philly

March 14, 2012

In a studio visit with the Artist, CBS previews the upcoming installation at Eastern State Penitentiary 
 

 

 

SELECTED ARTIST VIDEOS:

 

 

BETH LIPMAN
Behind the Glass

May 27, 2011

Corning Museum of Glass blog highlights Beth Lipman's work as an Artist in Resident
 

   
        

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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