Shouting Flower: goldpoint and graphite drawings by Margot Glass
September 14 - October 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
"The Dandelion’s Pallid Tube"
By Emily Dickinson
The Dandelion's pallid tube
Astonishes the Grass,
And Winter instantly becomes
An infinite Alas —
The tube uplifts a signal Bud
And then a shouting Flower, —
The Proclamation of the Suns
That sepulture is o'er.
Glass draws with 14 karat gold and graphite (appearing silver) not only for the delicacy of line the metal point provides, but also for the allure of using a semiprecious and precious metals as a drawing material. Working on a dark ground allows the gleam and luster and delicate reflective silver and gold properties of the metallic medium to present as high tones against the black ground.
Glass is interested in the tradition of using nature as idealized ornament in art and design while seeking to observe and represent these plants as accurately as possible in all their irregularity and imperfection. The metallic lines enhance the decorative qualities of the filigree patterns formed by the seed heads and leaf veining. Her compositions are tightly cropped to bring the subject as close to the edge of the picture plane as possible.
After studying at Art Students' League of New York, New York, NY, Glass earned a BA with Honors from Brown/RISD Exchange Program, Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and went on to study Surface Design at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. Glass’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and in a solo exhibition in Bologna, Italy. The artist lives and works in Massachusetts.
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