Cast | New York Gallery

Cast

March 1 – April 26, 2014

Heike Brachlow Axiom VII, 2013 cast glass 4.5 x 5.625 x 5.5 inches 

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Glass casting is a process of forcing molten glass into a mold that has a specifically shaped void. Although the fundamental elements of this Bronze Age process have remained unchanged, the materials and techniques used are varied, elaborate and innovative. Cast presents the work of three artists who are pushing the boundaries of this age-old process, developing new techniques to explore ideas of landscape, form, color, and personal narrative.

German artist Heike Brachlow is a provocateur, asking viewers to touch and play with massive, precarious-seeming works of kilncast glass. Her glass works consist of carefully considered forms that are combined with a researched understanding of volumetric color, resulting in sculptures that appear impossibly weightless. Clifford Rainey is known for using classical iconography and literature as starting points for autobiographical works that describe his attempts to orient himself amidst larger, geo-political concerns. Joseph Harrington draws his inspiration from the landscape. Using an innovative technique he calls “lost ice casting,” Joseph creates cast glass sculptures that reference time on a geological scale.

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Image above: Heike Brachlow, Axiom VII, 2013. Cast glass, 4.5 x 5.625 x 5.5 inches.