Glass

The weirdness of glass amazes humans; it is hard, dangerous, and yet we see through it. And we see colour in it more brightly than in other material. It is like a special gift to us…of melted sand that never becomes truly liquid or solid but instead maintains its energy within.

Maria Thereza Alves began working with glass in Berlin, with the team at Berlin Glass, where many artists have worked and later worked with Maestros in Murano. She makes blown-glass vases that honour the strange grace of glass and echo the stones from which it is born.

Jimmie Durham is fascinated by broken glass and parts of Murano glass chandliers. In his lights he celebrates the artisanship of Murano and the beauty of refraction of light at broken edges.

Maria Thereza Alves, Forms of Life, handblown Murano glass, 2020
Jimmie Durham, ARBOLETIER, stainless steel, Murano glass, glass, LED lights, 2021
Maria Thereza Alves, Perfectly Imperfect, handblown Murano glass, 2019
Philipp Modersohn, Topiary Vase (solo), glass, 2022
Philipp Modersohn, Topiary Vase (set of 3), concrete, glass, epoxy resin, asilikos, clay, 2022
Maria Thereza Alves, Forms of Life, handblown Murano glass, 2021
Maria Thereza Alves, Cloudstone, handblown glass, 2018
Maria Thereza Alves, Cloudstone, handblown glass, 2018
Maria Thereza Alves, Cloudstone, handblown glass, 2018
Jimmie Durham, Dichroic Glass Chandelier, aluminum, cable, dichroic glass, 2018