On the heels of Halloween comes Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, a remembrance of those who have passed from this world. The occasion brings to mind the prolific Mexican artist Rafael Cauduro’s Tzompantlis series, a collection of pre-Columbian death symbols in a variety of mediums, including cast glass.
If you’re on the West Coast, don’t miss this group exhibition at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Bay Area, featuring artists who are exploring the concerns of contemporary painting using glass. As Bullseye puts it, “Paintings made from glass are image and object; illusion and reality, and these artists, at the forefront of [...]
Glass is a seductive material and there is a tendency, especially among students new to working with glass, to use the brightest colors and to combine many colors in a single work. This is not always the most effective approach. Consider this painting, Orchards in Blossom, View of Arles, by Vincent van Gogh. A nearly [...]