Linked by the use of repetition, this exhibition features a breadth of techniques and perspectives in the ever-expanding field of glass. Each artist on view was previously shown in Corning Museum of Glass’s publication "New Glass Review 42." Curator Erika Diamond was introduced to many of the exhibiting artists as one of the jurors for that publication, along with Susie Silbert, Sarah Darro, and Simón Ballen Botero. This curatorial project acts as an extension of that discovery process, and as a way to further connect the JCC community to the resources of the nearby glass museum.
Eriko Kobayshi melds a minimalist aesthetic with maximalist desires in her cast cubes. Siena Hancock endeavors toward ethical practices in glass, using by-products of the casting process itself. Percy Echols and Dan Mirer highlight certain aspects of the studio process like the interconnectivity of breath and glass-blowing. Also referencing the way the human body moves, David Schnuckel and Anjali Srinivasan reflect on the potential for softness through breakage or heat.
The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays from Oct. 5 - Nov. 30. Hours exclude holidays and any event that closes the campus.
About the Curator:
Erika Diamond is a textile-focused artist, curator, and educator. She holds degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Virginia Commonwealth University. Diamond has exhibited nationally and abroad in such venues as Contemporary Craft, Dinner Gallery, Form & Concept Gallery, and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work is included in the collections of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and Ally Bank. Residencies and Grants include: McColl Center, Platte Forum, and UNCA STEAM Studio.