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Virtual Studio Tour with Erica Rosenfeld

June 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Zoom into Contemporary Glass & Mixed Media Artist Erica Rosenfeld’s studio
this Summer
Cost $10 per visit, June 30th, 3:00pm
Join us for on Tuesday, June 30th at 3:00pm for an once in a life time
studio tour with glass artist Erica Rosenfeld, embracing the cultural
histories of glassmaking, crafting and cooking. Through her blown glass,
glass jewelry and mixed media artwork she celebrates community-centric,
obsessive, labor-intensive ritual. She is the co-founder of the interactive
glassblowing & food performance collective, Burnt Asphalt Family, with whom
she has performed throughout the United States, including at RoCA in 2018
for How Shall We Dine?, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Chrysler Museum
of Art. Her work has been featured in publications such as Art News, The
New York Times, and New Glass Review. Rosenfeld shows her work at Heller
Gallery in NYC and has work that is held in private and public collections
nationally. She has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and
Design, Kentucky Museum of Art, Racine Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Museum
of American Glass, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Cornell Art
Museum. She has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio at The Corning
Museum, and Urban Glass among others.
Erica creates large wall installations of blown glass and uses multiple
processes of blowing, fusing, slicing, carving and sewing glass together
with seed beads in her jewelry artworks. In all of her work, she uses glass
as the primary material while combining it with light, paint, found
objects, food and other mixed media. This hybrid artistic practice has
centered on sculptural and social aspects of glass, food-making, and
performance. Her current body of work, “Reverie Forest: Sanctuary for
Strange Creatures,” explores Post-War Era America’s culture of conformity,
othering, mass culture, and mass fear. The focus is on the mid-century “
Paint by Numbers” phenomenon: it sees them as cultural artifacts, a view of
them as windows into the culture in America at the time in the early 1950’
s when they were popular. They speak of a mindless conformity which
consumed national life at the time, a culture infested with a fear of not
“staying in the lines,” instilling a need to find safety and order. The
cloyingly cute “Paint by Number” animals become beautiful mutants, their
pastoral landscapes metamorphose into peculiar habitats to give them a new
life. Their new perceived freakishness now has a safe zone in “Reverie
Forest” where they can live outside of the constraints, free from fear and
conformity. Erica’s “Forest” can be a place of danger and asylum, wild
thrashing and calm, the earthly and the spiritual: deadly and beautiful
simultaneously. These dichotomies create an unknown magical environment
which can lead the inhabitants into transformative places.
To ensure you can join on time, please use the zoom link to register at
least six hours before start time. Important Zoom Information: Registration
for all virtual events will close 5 hours before the program begins. Zoom
invitations will be emailed 24 hours in advance of the program. If you
don’t receive an email with an invitation code, please check your spam
folder or send an email to: dflanaganrca@aol.com
mailto:dflanaganrca@aol.com .


June 30, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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