Urban Glass 152
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Review:
Then, Now and Next
Hourglass

With his “Radiant” project, John Kiley takes his “Fractograph” series into more personal territory; Pamela Koss reflects on her 14-year tenure as Glass Art Society executive director; ShardWorx founder Mary Hong discovers a recipe for business success; the new Portheimka Glass Museum in Prague presents a Karen LaMonte exhibit, “Clothed in Light”; Tina Aufiero to step down as artistic director of Pilchuck in December.

Reviews

Rob Wynne at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, New York; Oscar Tuazon at Luhring Augustine  in New York City; a group exhibition at Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario by Lera Kotsyuba; Tomás Saraceno at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City.

UrbanGlass News

On May 9, 250 supporters and friends joined UrbanGlass to celebrate the accomplishments of artist Amber Cowan and David Picket, President of Gotham Organization.

Reflection

BY CHELSEA LIU

Richard Jolley’s monumental Cycle of Life at the Knoxville Museum of Art is documented in a new book worthy of its subject.

Features
Atomic Echoes

BY VICTORIA JOSSLIN

Alarmed by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in her  native Japan, Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa creates haunting multimedia works that alert us to the dangers of radioactive waste in Washington State.

The Improviser Who Broke the Mold

BY MILAN HLAVEŠ

The late René Roubíček (1922–2018) embraced glass as  a material for sculpture, allowing him expressive freedom under a repressive regime and laying the foundations for large-scale work

The Sound of It

BY VALERIE HUGHES

Glass is a sought-after material for its unique tactile and visual qualities, but a growing number of artists are drawn to its unusual sonic effects. To understand the attraction, and the historical context, we present a closer look (and listen).

When Worlds Collide

BY ANDREW PAGE, WITH ADDITIONA REPORTING BY CHESLEA LIU AND OLIVIA M. RYDER

The 2018 Glass Art Society conference came to Murano in hopes it might inspire changes to the secretive glass culture. We asked attendees whether it succeeded.

Recovery Mission

BY ANDREW PAGE

Lino Tagliapietra kept very few of his finished works as he made his name internationally. Now 84 and nearing  retirement, the maestro and his family are trying to get  them back to show in their private museum.

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for 35 years.

WHAT

Issue 152

ROLE

Writer

WHEN

Fall 2018