The Emerge 2010 Kilncaster Award being presented by Bullseye co-owner @lanimcgregor to @cassandrastraubing for her work "The Beekeeper's Wife." (photo by Austin M. Shaffer)
This year, Straubing is one of 3 artists in Bullseye Projects’ "Evolve 2018" group exhibition alongside former Emerge finalists and award winners @joharafifi and Kathryn Wightman.
The Evolve exhibition runs in conjunction with our biennial Emerge competition, and begins this Saturday June 23rd.
https://www.bullseyeprojects.com/exhibitions/285/overview/ (+ LINK IN BIO)
In the window! - British – American artist, Joanna Manousis lives and works in the United States, creating sculptural objects and installations in glass and mixed media. "Fertile Ground" consists of full size taxidermy peacock, encrusted with clear glass succulent cacti that appear to be growing from beneath the bird’s feathers. Here both flora and fauna are shells of what the living entities once were. The bird acts as a pedestal for its excessive adornment, which in turn explores the relationship of what is real, and what is mimicry.
Manousis has earned numerous internationall awards and nominations for her work, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Nomination in 2017, The Margaret M. Mead Award through the Burchfield-Penney Arts Center in 2011, the Hans Godo Frabel Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Glass’ in 2010, and a Bombay Sapphire Award nomination for ‘Excellence in Glass’ in 2008.
Very much enjoyed the opening of new exhibition “Glass: Work By Contemporary Artists” Showing at Canary Wharf until August 10th. I am showing a group of new bowl forms inspired by the Geology and Geography of The North West Cape and surrounding area of Western Australia. Alongside some great work by artists
Road Trip: @corningmuseum Where to begin? I cannot remember the last time I felt so completely overwhelmed by a collection, and so impressed by the diversity of the activities and the audience. It’s certainly the only museum where Mennonite families and Chinese tourists are watching glassblowing demonstrations together. Let’s start with the history of American glass in two photos-
1. 21st Century Dystopia: Misha Kahn, "Ponchan" Chandelier (2017) and Thaddeus Wolfe, 2016 Rakow Commission. Curator Susie Silbert taking no prisoners with her acquisitions! -
2. 18th Century Colonial Life: Bottle, Wistarburgh Glassworks, Salem County, New Jersey, ca. 1745-55. One of the very few pieces with ironclad provenance proving that it came from America's first glass factory. It's hard to believe, but 125 years ago this bottle would have been exhibited at the Met with the same pride of place as a Rembrandt-