Gallery artist, Aaron Pexa, recently completed a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass. Pexa was chosen to pursue the development of a new body of work based around the notion of "werifesteria," an Old English term that means to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery. The centerpiece for this installation was a stop-motion animation video incorporating pate de verre scenery and hot sculpted glass elements. Pexa also created glass artifacts to enhance the narrative arc of experiencing the video installation.
All work was created in the Artist in Residence Program at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York.
Aaron was featured on the Corning website. In addition he was selected as one of 100 artists to participate in the Corning Museum of Glass exhibition New Glass Now.
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) announced that 100 artists-representing 32 nationalities and working in 25 countries-have been selected to exhibit in New Glass Now, a global survey of contemporary glass and the first exhibition of its kind organized by the Museum in 40 years. The show, which will be on view from May 12, 2019, through January 5, 2020, will include works ranging from large-scale installations and delicate miniatures to video and experiments in glass chemistry, all of which demonstrate the vitality and versatility of this dynamic material.
Photos courtesy of the artist (video still), Jeff Foote (the artist working) and Ann Cady (artwork).