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Three MFA Glass students in The 2013 International Student Online Exhibition


2013 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ONLINE EXHIBITION
 
The 2013 International Student Online Exhibition is a non-juried exhibit that was open to all current full-time student members of the Glass Art Society. All pieces are original, professionally crafted, contain glass as the main element and were designed/created between 2012-2013.


REPRESENTED


82 students

50 undergrad / 32 graduate


39 schools


11 countries
 
 


Published June 2013.

In addition to this all-inclusive exhibition, 3 distinguished jurors have selected works to be featured in the first ever GAS International Student Online Juried Catalogue that highlights their chosen 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

 

1st place Winner

 

MORGAN CHIVERS

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

 

*See image Above

Particulate Pulse (Inertness is a Relative Matter)

 

2013

13x33x13 cm

Glass, xenon, neon, electricity (some assistance with the neon)

 

The optically observable are a mere sliver of the spectrum of interwoven phenomena composing our reality – we did not perceive ourselves in the midst of an expanding mist until we learned to observe with radio waves. Paper-thin glass discs are suspended on a glass tube, suspended from loops of live wiring. The radio waves generated within each loop overcome glass’ non-conductivity, introducing electrical stimulation inside the sealed tube, overcoming the inert tendencies of the gasses trapped in the tube, emitting a faint glow through ionization. Surrounded by complete darkness, this echoes our condition: a fragile balance seen through radio waves.

 

-Graduate level

 

Honorable Mention

 

JEAN FERNANDES

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

Untitled

 

2012

18x12x7 in

Kiln formed and hot sculpted glass

 

My work is about the interaction of positive and negative space. I’m intrigued by how they contrast and define one another. This piece in particular is an exploration of how a small amount of material can define a larger space so much that the space becomes more of a material than the material itself. Glass particles were used with a mixture of binders that allowed for the creation of a glass matrix within each of the strands after the binder was burned away. The layers were then assembled and then fused together to create a structure that references the microscopic glass matrix on a larger scale. The clear glass was created as a measurement device as well as an observation tool, where the weight of the clear is roughly equal to the weight of the black glass and the magnification allows the viewer to observe the texture of the glass matrix within the strands of black glass.

 

-Graduate level

 

Selected Works

 

NEAL PAUSTIAN

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

 

 

Waterfall

 

2013

20x18x6 in

Ladle cast glass, steel

 

The implied imagery of glass frozen in time, representing water, has been a constant in my recent work.  I am recreating the image of water flowing from one place to another.  I use heat, gravity, and time to manipulate masses of cast glass water meters composed inside a kiln.  The result is sculpture that defies gravity and speaks about the municipality of water.  The details of the water meter castings drip away leaving some areas unrecognizable as the forms they originated as.  I choose to use standard plumbing pipes to aid in the display and composition of these pieces.

 

 

-Graduate level