Segmentation

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Segmentation
Accession Number: 
92.4.109
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 61 cm, W: 80 cm (estimates); Base Diam: 35 cm (estimate)
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1991
Web Description: 
"I like to try to do something new every time I make sculpture. Some of my pieces, when finished, look fairly simple, but the process is very complex. I am very interested in process; it’s the way I get my ideas." --Michael Scheiner. Michael Scheiner studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence and at Ohio State University in Columbus. He has taught part-time at RISD for nearly 20 years. Scheiner is an accomplished glassblower who has chosen to focus on large-scale sculpture. He is interested in the contradictory fluid and rigid states of glass, and his work often incorporates other materials, such as wet clay, epoxy resin, and fiberglass. Bearing and Segmentation are abstract, organic sculptures inspired by segmented forms found in nature. These tactile, soft yet muscled forms refer to such different things as parts of the human body (fingers, intestine) and invertebrates (worms).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Heller Gallery, Source
1992-04-24
Primary Description: 
Light smokey-gray non-lead glass, brown-black paint, fiberglass; glass blown in plaster molds, assembled with fiberglass, expoxy resin, UV adhesive, acid-etched, painted. Large hollow sculpture in shape of conical horn comprised of five blown sections (joined with wrapped bands) tapering towards end that curves back on itself to pierce wall near broad circular solid base on which sculpture rests (also supported and stabilized by a point on the narrow end of cone), as tip bisects opposite sides and passes through interior of base it is enclosed in two-part length of bubble; smallest four sections covered with brushed dark paint that trails into large section; overall dimpling and mold marks; unsigned.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)
Title Unknown (Wheeler Gallery)
Venue(s)
Wheeler Gallery 1992-02 through 1992-02
 
Glass America
Venue(s)
Heller Gallery 1992-01 through 1992-01
Title Unknown (William Traver Gallery)
Venue(s)
William Traver Gallery 1991-05 through 1991-06
 
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1992 (1993) p. 11;
William Traver exhibition (1991)