THrough Sunday, August 23
Artist Talk: thursday, July 23
Chris Taylor will install a self-sufficient, traditional glass blowing studio built into a seven-foot boat. The glass blowing in that studio will be influenced by the motion of the boat, and the artist will document the process of re-learning a traditional craft skill in a new environment.
"I am an artist who derives significant insight from conventions within craft tradition by challenging them directly and simply. From learning to blow glass upside down to reproducing a 16th century venetian goblet and then placing my creation in a cabinet next to the original in the collections room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, I engage the friction generated within a material and process that is a product of convention and tradition."