Euclid Avenue Gallery
Friday, Jan. 19 – Feb. 23, 2018
Dual opening reception Friday, Jan. 19 5:30 – 8 p.m with Rachel Yurkovich: Black Grass
The Artist Talks: Zac Weinberg, 6:15 p.m. in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
The Artist Talks: Rachel Yurokvich 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery
A lampshade is a mediating device, a compromise between functionality and ornamentation. Glass is a mediating material, simultaneously displaying its contents for evaluation yet denying touch. The Lampshade Variations is an exhibition in which utility is combined with futility, the mass-produced with the bespoke. Zac Weinberg’s series of interconnected sculptures address systems that enable modern life as we have come to know it. Plumbing, HVAC, natural gas and agricultural infrastructure serve as formal inspiration for hand-made glass constructions. Found objects and household items are suspended in these systems for which they were not originally intended. The Lampshade Variations highlights awkward transition of objects as goods into specimens of art, craft and design.
Zac Weinberg earned his BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2009) and his MFA from The Ohio State University (2015). Currently, he is working as a Glass and Sculpture Technician at Bowling Green State University. Weinberg’s specialty is glass, but he works across mediums – appropriating archetypical forms, and upturning expectations of archival forms and commodities
Visit Zac’s website here.