‘Momentum | Intersection’ Fifth annual juried exhibition features three internationally recognized glass artists
Exhibition: Momentum | Intersection
Date: Sept. 15-Oct. 16, 2022
Venue: Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Significance: Momentum | Intersection celebrates the ingenuity that results when art and industry meet. The exhibition is mounted annually in conjunction with the Momentum Festival, a three-day celebration of the arts in the Glass City (Toledo, Ohio) and the surrounding region. The festival and exhibition were inspired by the original glass workshops held in Toledo in 1962, when a group of ceramicists gathered on the campus of the Toledo Museum of Art to experiment with glass individually rather than industrially. Their success sparked the American Studio Glass movement to work with glass as an artistic medium.
The United Nations has also declared 2022 as the International Year of Glass in recognition of the past, present and future of this transformative medium. Presented in the epicenter of glass art and industry during this year of celebration, Momentum | Intersection takes on additional significance.
Content: This juried exhibition, now in its fifth year, brings new artwork to Toledo made in response to a call for creativity by Pilkington Glass North America, part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (NSG), and The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.
The exhibition features works by the three awardees, Brian Corr (Hastings, Neb.), Alexander Rosenberg (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Chuchen Song (Toledo, Ohio).
Brian Corr (Hastings, Neb.) creates sculpture and immersive installations which explore perception and perceptual liminality as a means of facilitating contemplative experience. By activating light and shadow through the ordering of volume and void, his work seeks to embody a sense of the profound and the transcendent.
Corr is an assistant professor at Hastings College. He was awarded a doctoral degree in sculpture from the Australian National University in 2018. His research examined the aesthetic and philosophical elements of contemplative space in Japanese architecture.
His work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the world, including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. His work has also been selected for inclusion in the international juried publication New Glass Review on ﬁve occasions.
Alexander Rosenberg (Philadelphia, Pa.) is an artist, educator and writer based in Philadelphia. He earned a Master’s of Science in visual studies from MIT and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in glass from Rhode Island School of Design. His artistic practice is rooted in the study of glass as a material, in conjunction with broad interdisciplinary investigation crossing over into many other media and research areas.
Rosenberg is the recipient of the 2020 Proctor Fellowship, the 2012 International Glass Prize, a 2019 Awesome Foundation Grant, The Sheldon Levin Memorial Residency at the Tacoma Museum of Glass, A Windgate Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, The Esther & Harvey Graitzer Memorial Prize, UArts FADF Grant and the deFlores Humor Fund Grant (MIT).
Chuchen Song (Toledo, Ohio) is a glass enameling artist who utilizes grisaille, an ancient glass enameling technique, to paint on glass. Her current body of work involves a series of enamel ﬁred glass which contains a variety of symbolic images to discuss how contemporary Chinese women deal with traditional Chinese social order from the perspective of the female gaze.
The Qingdao, China native earned a Master’s of Fine Arts from the glass program of Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2021 and her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in design from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2017.
Exhibition opening, as part of the Momentum Festival
Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m.
Free to the public
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
2444 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43620
For more glass related programming at the Toledo Museum of art, visit https://www.toledomuseum.org/visit/events and search “Glass.”
More information on the Momentum Festival, including programming, is available at https://theartscommission.org/events/momentum
The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Pilkington Glass North America, part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (NSG), and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Sophie Ong, Hirsch Glass curatorial fellow, Toledo Museum of Art
Karlyn Sutherland, artist and architect
Jessica Hong, curator of modern and contemporary art, Toledo Museum of Art
Alderlan Vitalino, value added European director, architectural products, Pilkington Italia
The Momentum | Intersection glass program is part of the Momentum Festival suite of programming. The Momentum Festival is generously sponsored by ProMedica, NSG Group / Pilkington North America, the National Endowment for The Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Toledo Museum of Art, private donors and Toledo’s philanthropic community.