Glass Works from the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend


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The MOWA hosts a fabulous collection of artwork from Wisconsin artists. This particular room showcases what the gallery is calling “Antifragile Contemporary Glass,” studio art glass that goes beyond functional work to conceptual pieces that address modern issues such as genetically modified food crops and global warming.

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Toulouse by Chuck Savoie, 2013. Hand-blown glass and cast bronze.

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A close-up of the lower part of the sculpture.

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Hi Boys by Stephan Cox, 2012. Glass.

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Laid Table with Fish by Beth Lipman, 2011. Glass, wood, paint.

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Goblets, Coral, and Oysters by Beth Lipman, 2012. Glass, wood, paint.

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Watercolors by Douglas Sigwarth and Renee Newgaard Sigwarth, 2013. Blown glass.

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This pieces consists of twelve blown glass wavy plates or flattened bowls, flower-like and happy, hanging individually across the wall, casting shadows as elegant as the glass itself.

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Husk-a-Ruckus: An Installation by Michael Meilahn. Cast bronze and blown glass. Each of these “cobs” is about 2-3 feet long, with occasional smaller unformed glass cobs poking out from among the husks. The bronze husks look dry and crunchy and I wanted to lift a cob to see how heavy they were, but don’t worry – I didn’t.

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The Odyssey by Lisa Koch, 2010. Antique wood, wood, blown mirrored glass.

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Condensation of Sensation by Stephanie Trenchard, 2013. Cast Glass with Painted Inclusions.

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The backside has a different look from that of the front.

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The Incredible Beingness of Light: Moose by Steve Feren, 2012. Concrete, glass, aluminum. The moose is made out of concrete with thousands of tiny glass balls stuck into its surface. The small circles theme is picked up in the dots on the glass “bell” and you can even see the moose head reflected upside-down in the round glass ball on top of the bell, as shown in the second photo below.

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6 responses to “Glass Works from the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend

  1. Cast Glass with Painted Inclusions – love that. I have yet to go to the MOWA; next visit maybe?

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