Omagh

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Omagh
Accession Number: 
2006.4.60
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 71 cm, W: 36 cm, D: 30 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2001
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Rainey uses the human torso as a sculptural vehicle to address the body and time. He says: “Sometimes I feel like an archaeologist on a dig, and I tap away until an idea is revealed. The sculptures are fragments that were once coherent and complete, until time reduced them.” He often includes references to the history and mythology of Northern Ireland, where he was born, as well as to recent events. The name of the exploded red torso, Omagh, refers to the Omagh bombing, which was carried out in August 1998 by an IRA splinter group. The attack, in which 29 people were killed and more than 200 were injured, was the worst single act of terrorism experienced in Northern Ireland.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Habatat Galleries Inc., Former Collection
2001
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Omagh". Cast glass, cut, ground, polished; metal mount.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Shaping History: Looking at the Past and Present in Glass (2013) illustrated, p. 179, #4; BIB# 135186
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 264-265, pl. 171; BIB# 109983
New Glass Review, 28 (2007) illustrated, p. 107;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 14, top left;