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Chris Taylor, “Small Craft Advisory” photo by John Groo

Chris Taylor (right) and Damien Francois installing “Small Craft Advisory.”

Chris Taylor
Small Craft Advisory

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.

Artist's Statement

"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."


This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of our Members, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alexander A. Goldfarb Memorial Trust, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.