Curated by Ben Woodeson
Exhibition Dates: June 1 - July 1, 2018
Opening Symposium: June 2, 2018 starting at 10 AM
Approaches to Metal & Glass (in)Compatibility with Jane Cook, Chief Scientist from Corning Museum of Glass
Curator's Talk with Ben Woodeson
Reception to follow
"Life and energy; objects, concepts, narratives, things on the cusp of being or not-being...
A vase placed too close to an edge, a delicate eco-system, an idea whose time has
almost come. Things that burst with a literal or metaphorical energy, light of touch,
or maybe things just waiting to die transience... Clinging on by your fingernails."
"Solid Gone" concentrates on the moment of exhibition, rather than posterity or potential
longevity and collectability. Ben comments that he's allergic to inert and boring
lumps of metal. Indeed, challenging, fragile and temporary works are widespread within
the non-cast iron art world, this exhibition and catalog contemplates: "Are there
high quality impermanent, fragile and precarious object-based artworks being made
within the iron casting community that are simply not being seen?" Find out starting
June 1, 2018.
Curated by Ben Woodeson a British artist known for challenging and sometimes dangerous
works, Solid Gone brings together a diverse group of fragile, ephemeral or precarious
works that use cast iron in conjunction with the 8th annual International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art May 28 - June 2, 2018. The conference, with a theme of "Post Industrial Iron," will
take place in the historical "Electric City," Scranton, Pennsylvania. This five-day
event will honor and celebrate the works of professionals, scholars, and students
from around the world.
For more information about ICCCIA, please see their website: www.icccia.com