Saturday, April 27, 2019

UrbanGlass / A talk by August Muth

Join UrbanGlass for a talk by August Muth about his internationally recognized work with holograms in glass on
 May 3 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
For more than 30 years Muth has lectured and exhibited around the world exploring light through holography.

About the artist
For more than 30 years Muth has been an internationally exhibiting artist and a pioneer in the exploration of light through holography. His interest in light began at the age of 16 when he began making large water-filled glass prisms, which he used to refract prismatic light upon his family’s garage door. In 1973 he left Albuquerque to work as a jewelry maker in Aspen, Colorado, where he became captivated by the light of opals and diamonds. Upon returning to Albuquerque the following year, he began his studies in art and physics at the University of New Mexico, and later continued at the University of Houston, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Muth moved to New York City in 1978 to begin walking the path as an artist. In 1980 he began his holographic exploration at The Museum Of Holography in Soho under Fred Unterseher. He relocated to the Telluride, Colorado area in 1985 to build his first holographic studio, and spent the next 7 years honing his skills in the Denisyuk single-beam holography technique.  During this time his interest in the relationship between light, space, and time intensified, requiring a studio expansion.  In 1994 his studio was reimagined and constructed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

In Santa Fe the desire to produce larger holograms became a priority, and for the next several years he spent thousands of hours developing techniques in this quest. Trial and failure became a large part of his practice since large-scale single-beam holograms had never been produced by anyone previously.  After a pivotal insight which resulted in the discarding and total metamorphosis of previously learned processes, he was able to create holograms in a greater scale. Muth continues to produce works exploring the light-space-time continuum in his Santa fe, New Mexico studio.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

UrbanGlass / Summer 2019 Classes

Registration is now open for UrbanGlass' Summer 2019 classes, featuring more than 30 incredible workshops, including:

Weekend workshop Optical Sculptures and Holograms with Martina Mrongovius explores the magical interactions of light and glass.

Glassmaking, mixed media assembly, and installation come together with Simone Fezer in our week-long intensive, Make Do.  

Matteo Seguso's week-long Coldworking and Engraving Problem Solving considers working on all sides of an object in the coldshop.

Take advantage of our early registration 20% discount with code EARLY before Sunday, May 5.* Scholarships are also available - click here to learn how to apply.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Coffee, Bagels & Conversation
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
12- 2pm Saturday, April 13th

Please join Nancy Cohen and Susan English
at their exhibitions, ForceObservations from the Interior and Periphery

Short talks at 12:30pm

Above: Nancy Cohen Scrim, Diffusion, Fissue & Public Market.
Below: Susan English Shadow Light, Verge & Glance.

529 West 20th, Suite 6W
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.366.5368

Saturday, April 6, 2019


Thanks to curators of "Selgas and the Escher Effect 1974-2018" (19) exhibit, Frankie Crescioni and Gustavo Valdés. My gratitude to sponsors 'ALAS' (The Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service), 'La Herencia Latina' and NYU, and Co-Presenters "CLACS' (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies), Gallery Space at Wagner-NYU staff. The kind support of Rodriguez Calero, Daniel Veneciano and Benjamin Ortís&Victor Torchia Collection. 
So grateful for having the chance of meeting and talk about my art with friends and...'art lovers' in general. Thanks a lot!