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Annual MFA Exhibition

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Reflections of Self: Perceptions of Others, 2012 Glass, Aluminum And Found Objects 43x80x40 © Melissa Athey
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detail of: Untitled Composition - Borgonia, 2013 Glass, Found Object, Steel Pins 103"X66"X14" © Sarah Briland
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Anemochory, 2012 Blown Glass, Aluminum, White Oak 10'6"X7'x7' © Weston Lambert
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What's Left Behind, 2013 Glass, Salt Water 4'x3'x16" © Wil Sideman
Annual MFA Exhibition
Curated by: Essay by Sheila Pepe

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
January 23rd, 2014 - March 15th, 2014
Opening: January 22nd, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.urbanglass.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
info@urbanglass.org
PHONE:  
718-625-3685
OPEN HOURS:  
12 to 6 pm, Tuesday - Saturday
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts, Tulane University, Virginia Commonwealth University
TAGS:  
glass, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Started in 2004, UrbanGlass's Annual MFA Exhibition highlights emerging artists who use glass in their work. This year's show will present large-scale sculpture by artists whose work explores the natural world through the combination of glass, found objects, wood, and technology.

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's Craft/Material Studies program, Melissa Athey's work uses glass and robotics to create installations that explore our sense of self.

The installations of Sarah Briland, also a graduate of the Craft/Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University, are inspired by the writings of Pliny the Elder, whose studies of science
and biology connected inseparably to his studies of painting, drawing and sculpture.

Weston Lambert, a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant for his thesis exhibition at Tulane University creates large-scale sculptures of glass, wood and aluminum. His work, which encases
glass inside protective rigid enclosures, references methods of seed dispersal.

Through his work Wil Sideman, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, explores his family's relationship to the sea. Through the transparency of glass, his sculptures expose the
intimate and life-sustaining relationship between tools and those who used them.

UrbanGlass's 2014 MFA Exhibition Competition was juried by artist and teacher Amy Lemaire; Assistant Professor at the Bard Graduate Center, Catherine Whalen; and Artist Stephanie Powell.
Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Robert Lehman Foundation. For additional information or images please contact Rachel Feinberg, Rachel@urbanglass.org or 718-625-3685 x204.