Counterparts: Glass + Art Elements
April 2, 2021 – April 2022
Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA)
Guest Curated by Lisa Young
Counterparts: Glass + Art Elements discusses the inclusivity of art mediums through its groupings of glass and non-glass artworks within the seven elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value.
The timeline of art mediums shows that “high art” has been around for centuries, its mediums familiar and accepted as classical works of art. New mediums often struggle to find acceptance; the ascension of photography from documentary process to art form occurred in the early twentieth-century — and glass is not far behind, rising from function to art in about 70 years.
Today, glass art is countering the implicit hierarchies of the art world. And just as artists are open to diverse and varied techniques — often incorporating methods regardless of medium— Counterparts seeks to erase ingrained artistic-medium divisions, presenting all manner of glass and non-glass artworks side by side.
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The exhibition features Tremblay's sculpture, As the Arctic Ice Melts, Waters Will Flood the Land (2018).