2009 Special Exhibitions

2009 Special Exhibitions

The following galleries will host ongoing glass exhibitions during the GAS conference.
These are the listings as of October 18, 2008.

The Corning Museum of Glass

Favorites from the Contemporary Glass Collection
Changing Exhibitions Gallery, March 1, 2009 - January 3, 2010
Discover (or rediscover!) some of the Musuem’s most popular contemporary works. Evening Dress with Shawl by Karen Lamonte, Red Pyramid by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Untitled (White) by Josiah McElheny are just a few of the favorites from the Contemporary Glass Collection highlighted in this special exhibition.

Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Craig Meitner
West Bridge, April 4 - October 18, 2009
The intellectual, poetic, and always changing work of the American artist Richard Craig Meitner (b. 1949) reflects a variety of influences and ideas, from Japanese textiles and Italian painting and applied arts to science and the natural world. The colorless glass surfaces of his quixotic objects often incorporate assorted materials such as rust, enamel, bronze, tile, paint, and print. Meitner revels in unusual juxtapositions of forms and ideas, in unanswered questions, and in the intersections between art and science. All of the objects in the exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s collection.

Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery, May 16, 2009 - January 3, 2010
Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases the 230 objects, by 87 international artists, that constitute the Museum’s recently acquired Heineman Collection. The exhibition will present the collection in the historical context of international studio glass, and focus on the accomplishments and “voices” of individual artists. Artists in the collection include Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Harvey Littleton, Klaus Moje, and Toots Zynsky.

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Grand Gallery, April 19, 2009 - June 28, 2009
GlassWear celebrates the marriage of two of the richest and most inventive areas in today's decorative arts—glass and jewelry. It features approximately 130 works by 60 leading contemporary artists from the United States, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, and South Africa. Exploiting the inherent properties of glass—transparency, fluidity, sharpness, fragility and reflection—the objects are mysterious, sensuous, and colorful. There is no better stage for this exciting work than Rochester. The School for American Crafts at RIT and artistic communities nearby Corning and Alfred have placed Western New York n the map as an important hub for fine craft work. The exhibition was developed by the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City and the Jewelry Museum in Pforzheim, Germany, home to one of the world's finest collections of modern jewelry. 

A Unity of Opposites: Recent Work by Michael Taylor
Grand Gallery, April 19, 2009 - June 28, 2009
Michael Taylor's recent work is the culmination of 40 years of investigating light, form, and design through the medium of glass. MAG is the only venue for this exhibition, which will include 3 large freestanding glass sculptures, 10 smaller pedestal pieces, and several basswood models. Taylor, former head of the glass department at RIT, describes his work as "artifacts of contemporary scientific technology." While the visual references to binary code and DNA are apparent, the sculptures are also indebted to architecture and poetry. Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, has called them "architectures of light, radiant edifices that grow and expand in space just as mineral crystal structures do." Guest curator for the exhibition is Jessica Nicewarner of New York City.

Additional Exhibitions

Hybrid Fire
Glass and ceramic works made at the Corning Community College using the wood fired
ceramic kiln and glass furnace, built by Fred Herbst, CCC, and Steve Gibbs, CMoG
Atrium Gallery
Corning Community College
Administration Building, top floor
Corning, NY

After Hours: Personal Work By Steuben Glassmakers
West End Gallery
12 West Market Street
Corning, NY

Same Difference
An exhibition of contemporary glass by English designer-makers from Stourbridge/ West
Midlands and German designer-makers from Frauenau/Bavaria. The exhibit compares
different artists' approaches to glassmaking while using the same techniques.
171 Cedar Arts Center
Houghton Gallery
171 Cedar Street
Corning, NY

Transpersonal: Wearable Glass and Silver by Beth Hylen
New flameworked glass and silver jewelry
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
32 West Market Street
Corning, NY

How is this Glass?
An exhibit of several international artists pursuing investigations into the nature of glass
and non-traditional glassmaking, organized by Anjali Srinivasan and Yuka Otani, and
supported by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Various venues on Market Street

Organized by UK glass artist Diana East, this internationally touring exhibition aims to
blur the boundaries between large and small scale work and challenging preconceived
ideas about glass beads by treating them as the highly sculptural works they can be.
(undetermined address) Market Street

Glass on Glass Exhibition
An exhibition of work by Corning and regional New York glassmakers, organized by
Elizabeth Whitehouse and Beth Hylen.
In the windows of dozens of businesses up and down Market Street

Perspectives: Traditions and Innovations in Glass Beads
An international juried exhibition of contemporary glass beads, organized and presented
by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, and juried by Tina Oldknow
Radisson Hotel Corning
125 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY

Luminous Evidence
An exhibit of contemporary neon sculptures, organized by Exhibit A and the Museum of
Neon Art 
Pyrographies: Paper
Burned by Glass                               
Recent works by Anne Gant
Exhibit A Gallery
41 E. Market Street, 2nd floor
Corning, NY 14830

Visions Beyond Clay: The Artwork of Tammy Garcia
Exploring new media to manifest her designs, Tammy Garcia has turned glass and
bronze into signature artwork, forging a unique artistic identity in the process.
Sewing the Seeds: 200 Years of Iroquois Glass Beadwork
For over 200 years Haudenosaunee beadworkers have sewn sparkling glass seed
beads into intricate pincushions, purses, and picture frames, reflecting their culture's
love of natural imagery and color.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY

Frank Lloyd Wright Art Glass from the Martin House
On loan from the Darwin D. Martin House, an important 1905 Wright house in Buffalo,
this window is presented in tandem with the Museum’s own art glass casements from
the Martin House.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University
Central and University Aves.
Ithaca, NY

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