Looking Through: Glass from the Asheville Art Museum

April 5 - June 12, 2018

POP UP! On view at State Employees’ Credit Union (1310 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 28803)
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm; closed on weekends

Looking Through: Glass from the Asheville Art Museum considers glass as a medium of internal and external contemplation. These transparent glass works evoke a sense of inner worlds made visible. John Kuhn’s crystalline forms encapsulate complex, floating entities. The hands within Do-Ho Suh’s Untitled encourage the viewer to mimic the gesture with their own body, to feel the volume of air held within the bowl. The hazy faces floating on Ken Carder’s Vase dig into the psyche of the subconscious, while Jak Brewer’s diamond-like architectures reference the monuments of ancient Egypt, in which the earthly materials of sand and rock that are forged into glass echo the transmutation of the soul in the afterlife. Through abstract and bodily references, these artists transform the transparent into a mirror of the self.

The Museum holds over 175 works of glass in the Collection, including a large number of glass artists associated with the Western North Carolina region. As part of Asheville’s 2018 Summer of Glass, the museum will present Red Hot in the Blue Ridge, an exhibition of studio glass from May 19 to September 30, 2018 at the Asheville Art Museum On the Slope (175 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville 28801).

We are grateful to the State Employees’ Credit Union and its members for their generous support of the Asheville Art Museum.

View selected works in the exhibition »