July 14 - October 14, 2012
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement in the United States, and University Galleries is celebrating this momentous occasion with Studio Glass at 50: A Tradition in Flux. Encompassing all four galleries, this exhibition highlights the spectrum of glass artists from early pioneers to contemporary masters of the medium. Glass became an individualized medium as it flared away from its factory origins and kindled the furnaces of artists worldwide; this exhibition provides the context for that historical transformation.
Featuring works by: Rik Allen, Martin Blank, Robert Carlson, Jamie Carpenter, José Chardiet, Dale Chihuly, Scott Darlington, Einar & Jamex de la Torre, Laura Donefer, Fritz Dreisbach, Erwin Eisch, Dorie Guthrie, Robert DuGrenier, Jen Elek, Slate Grove, Henry Halem, Kim Harty, Melanie Hunter, Martin Janecky, Kim Knowles, Gene Koss, Harvey Littleton, Carmen Lozar, Richard Marquis, John Miller, MOG Hot Shop Team, John Moran, Nick Mount, Jay Musler, Joel Myers, Paul Nelson, Osamu Noda, Danny Perkins, Marc Petrovic, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Stephen Proctor, Ross Richmond, Richard Royal, Davide Salvadore, Jack Schmidt, Therman Statom, Alex Stisser, Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz, Janusz Walentynowicz, Randy Walker, and Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen & Jasen Johnsen.
This exhibition is funded in part by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and the Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group.
Programs at University Galleries are supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Image: Scott Darlington & John Miller, Genetically Modified Tattoo Cup, 2010, detail.