Thursday, February 25, 2016

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly issue #142

The Spring 2016 edition of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#142) is hitting newsstands and subscriber mailboxes at a moment when virtual reality is poised to go mainstream. All of the buzz about this revolutionary new digital technology inspired us to remind the world of the rich terrain already mined by visual artists, who've used installations, architecture, and sculpture that create new realities through repeat reflectivity, partially mirrored glass surfaces, and cultivated perceptual shifts that play with optics to alter our relationship to the world around us, and force us to reconsider our place in it.

Also in the new edition:

  • Greek artist Costas Varotsos uses glass on a monumental scale to transform the environment. GLASS correspondent Randy B. Hecht travels to the Greek island of Aegina, where the artist lives and works, to pen a rich portrait of this ambitious visionary.
  • GLASS correspondent Lise Kjaer takes stock of the ambitions and ultimate demise of Vitraria Glass +A, a contemporary art museum with a focus on glass as both metaphor and a material. 
  • Finally, our newest contributing editor John Drury sits down with Australian native Clare Belfrage, who shares the nuances of how her country and its unique ecosystems provide inspiration for her richly adorned abstracted vessels with swirling and intricate line patterns.
  • All this plus six exhibition reviews, the latest news from the glass world, and a back-page essay on the Art Basel Miami Beach circus.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

New York State Of Mind No.50

…with a magazine cover!
So glad I was the artist invited to be on the cover for “CONEXOS” 2015 yearbook, with the image of “Fugue” / Acrylic on folded linen / 36X36ins. From ’Ubicuo series’ 2012-13
I’m so thankful to this titanic publication, for its magnificent work promoting the HispanicAmerican culture. My congratulations to everyone making this project possible. And Happy Valentine Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

UbanGlass / Spring Class

Our full spring class listings can now be found online, with a lineup including Ché RhodesKirstie ReaIan BurnsBrian Boldon & Amy Baur, and many more!

Celebrate leap year with 15% off all class registrations before March 1st, using codeEARLY. Don't forget! Our scholarship deadline for spring classes is on February 15th.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MDC Museum of Art + Design

75 Years of EFE Images: Wars, Triumphs, Disasters, People and Politics

February 17 – August 28, 2016

75 Years of EFE Images: Wars, Triumphs, Disasters, People and Politics, is an exhibition and collection of photographs donated to MDC’s Permanent Art Collection and Wolfson Archives. In 2015, Agencia EFE, the Spanish international news agency celebrated 75 years in service. The world’s fourth largest wire service, EFE has documented and reported some of the most important events throughout the world through words and images. In celebration of its 75th anniversary, EFE compiled a collection of its most arresting and impactful images for each year in existence.
The exhibition includes photographs from EFE’s award-winning photojournalists, capturing pivotal moments in history including coronations of kings and queens, presidential visits, star-studded moments, physical triumphs and political turmoil. The donation, a shared special collection between the Museum’s Permanent Art Collection and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, will expand each year as EFE selects a definitive image illustrating the climactic event capturing the headlines.