In Residence: New York 2017
An exhibition featuring work by former Artists-in-Residence Nancy Cohen and Steven Millar.
November 1, 2017 — January 6, 2018
Residencies at the Bullseye Resource Center New York are awarded to regional artists and designers who wish to explore kiln-glass for the first time, expand their current research, or work at a scale not possible in their own studios.
Nancy Cohen was not new to glass when she began her residency; she was a former resident artist at the Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Glass. She used her time in the Bullseye studio to explore new forms of kilnforming for inclusion in her mixed media installations and sculptures. Cohen’s work draws from the dichotomic relationship between fragility and strength as seen in our personal lives and in the environment. Her recent installation, Hackensack Dreaming (2014 – 2016), explored the Mill Creek Marsh, which is tucked between the New Jersey Highway and a complex of outlet malls. For Cohen, aspects of the marsh seemed to “embody fragility,” and ideas she had “been moving around in my work for years were suddenly presented to me besides the New Jersey Turnpike.” Cohen has been living and making sculpture in Jersey City, NJ for 25 years. Her installation, Hackensack Dreaming, was exhibited at UrbanGlass; New Jersey City University; The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia; and Duke University, Durham, NC. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in important collections such as the Montclair Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery.
During his residency at Bullseye, Steven Millar explored kiln-glass for the first time, creating works that are visually distinct from his sculptural work in other media, but retain his exploration of time, history, transience, and remembrance. While in residence, Millar utilized the transparency, volumetric color, and mutability of glass to explore the ephemeral optical phenomenon called Alexander’s Dark Band, a perceived dark space between two simultaneous rainbows. Millar works in a variety of media, including sculpture, works on paper, photography, and public constructions. Millar received his MFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and his BA in fine art from Yale University, New Haven, CT. He has exhibited at Gallery Geranmayeh, Robert Henry Contemporary, IPCNY, Lehman College, Smack Mellon, and Wave Hill. He has participated in residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop and LMCC's Swing Space.
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