Saturday, April 23, 2011

Public Glass Exhibition Sneak Peek

The next major exhibition for Floating World Projects starts May 7th at the Public Glass Gallery in San Francisco. Titled Transitlines, it features several collaborative pieces from Floating World Projects artists. We'll have full details soon!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

"Concepts in Glass" Exhibition at the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet

Here's a reminder that the Concepts in Glass exhibition at the New Art Center in Newton has started! It features art by FWP member James McLeod, along with other Boston-based glass artists. Check out the article posted at the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Concepts in Glass" Exhibition

Starting Friday, April 11, the New Art Center in Newton, MA will open an exhibition titled "Concepts in Glass" that features four Boston-based glass artists who push the medium into different directions with a conceptual bent to their compositions. FWP co-founder James McLeod has pieces in the show focusing on memories and how they shift and change, often becoming unreliable or faded. As curator Hillary Faccio observes, "He also addresses tension between seemingly soft materials and materials more aggressive in nature. He creates objects that illustrate tension, release, and balance."

James McLeod, Memory Container 12
The exhibit also includes Chris Watts's complex, narrative-fueled pieces, Alan Klein's works contemplating aspects of time, and petroglyph-inspired pieces from the curator herself.

Check it out if you're in the area! It runs April 11-May 15 in the Main Gallery at the New Art Center, Newton, MA.

The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, April 15 from 6 to 8 pm.
There will be a Gallery Talk with the curator and artists on Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm.
All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

TransCultural Exchange Conference 2011

Boston-based nonprofit TransCultural Exchange is committed to promoting artists and arts organizations with international focus. Their 2011 conference runs from April 7-10, featuring a range of panels and events centering on international opportunities for artists. 

FWP founding member James McLeod will be a moderator on a panel titled "The New Renaissance Man. Doing it for Yourself: From Specialization to Multi-Tasking." The discussion will offer a look into "how the traditional model of the artist in the studio, supported by gallery shows, is morphing into that of artists who are also curators, residency program directors, designers and/or their own PR agents. How do they do it? Is art suffering by artists - as well as writers - being pulled in so many directions? Or, are we witnessing a new type of Renaissance artist?" It will take place on April 9 at the Boston Omni Parker House Hotel from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm.

An overview of the conference, which takes place all over the Boston area, can be found here and the schedule is here.

PS In case you missed it, Floating World Projects was featured in TCE's annual catalog "Here, There, and Everywhere" in February!