Monday, March 1, 2021
7:00 PM MST (Phoenix time)
Online via Zoom
On Monday evening, Arizona Glass Alliance will very proudly host a virtual presentation by the acclaimed sculptor Beth Lipman, who will be joining us from her studio is Wisconsin. Beth, who works both in glass and photography, as well as other materials, has been widely recognized for her very sensitive reinterpretations of classic still lifes, as well as her artistic commentary on current social issues. Beth has the distinction of having two major museum exhibitions currently running at the same time, a one person exhibition entitled “Collective Elegy” at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and a three person exhibition entitled “Breaking Tradition” at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. In addition, Beth’s exhibition “Every Last Thing” just closed in mid-January at the Nohra Haime Gallery of New York.
Here’s an excerpt from the review of “Collective Elegy” which appeared in the December 21 edition of New Yorker magazine: “This glass artist’s mid-career survey at the Museum of Arts & Design … is a seductive, cinematic affair, well suited to Lipman’s themes and to her glittering, translucent medium. The show’s breathtaking centerpiece is presented for maximum effect: a phantasmic sculptural still-life of a banquet table … The array of elements—bowls of fruit and piles of books, redolent of European painting history—are upturned by a forest of prehistorical plants. The tension between historical and prehistoric time is a through line in Lipman’s work … An enchanted pastoral sensibility, inflected by decorative-art traditions, rules.”
Lipman has received numerous honors and awards, and her work can be found in major museums such as the Smithsonian, Corning and Crystal Bridges. An image of one of Beth’s sculptures, “After Bar”, is shown on the next page. To learn more about Beth and “After Bar”, and to see more of her work, take a look at her website, www.bethlipman.com. You can also learn more about Beth and her work at two fine art galleries that represent her, Nohra Haime Gallery of New York (www.nohrahaimegallery.com) and Cade Tompkins Projects (www.cadetompkinsprojects.com).