By  Lani
2011-06-12 06:15:27
Looking at glass through other media makes an already ephemeral material more so. A glimpse of a shadow. Hints of Plato. Walk-in cooler. A “Baby Fox”. Or glass meating Silvia Levenson’s odd little girl. We think a lot about light and shadow when we think about glass. When we think about stuffed velvet? Not so much. Maybe we should. Elizabeth Aro, “La più bella del reame” Caithness slate, cut by light – what little there is of it in the northernmost county of Britain – as cold and hard as graphite on paper. Karlyn Sutherland mixes materials in ways as direct as her ancestral stones. Once struck by lightning in the high deserts of northern New Mexico, charred Ponderosa pine Rohrschached into glass in Southeast Portland. Munson Hunt. BECon 2011, Bullseye's biennial conference on kilnglass – and this year’s concomitant exhibit at the Bullseye Gallery – is mixing it up in Portland, Oregon. NOW. More about the exhibition here. And the conference here.