Well, yes, but Tim's feeling much better...Playing With Fire @ NY MAD Museum
Tim Tate, “I Want To Run Away and Join the Circus", 2009, blown and cast glass, electronic components. Photo: Anything Photographic.
This year, New York's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement with an exhibit titled "Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass" - which featured more than 100 works of glass from the MAD collection, and additional contemporary works on loan. Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have continually pushed the material in new directions and used the complex, fragile, and highly versatile nature of the material to create an astonishing diversity of works.
"Playing with Fire" looks at the breadth of innovative processes and artistry in contemporary glass, from pieces by early adaptors such as Dale Chihuly to installations by Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty. The exhibit is organized by the Museum of Arts and Design and is curated by Jennifer Scanlan, Associate Curator. “As a sculptural material, glass has unique properties: its ability to hold, emit and reflect light renders color more brilliant and animates figures and forms,”says Jennifer Scanlan. “In ‘Playing With Fire,’ we wanted to show how artists and designers play with the properties of this fluid medium — often in extraordinary, and sometimes unexpected ways.”
The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.
Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass.
November 6, 2012 thru April 7, 2013
Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019