Behind the Glass: Meet the Artist Mark Peiser
Hear a lecture by glass artist Mark Peiser. Free and open to the public.
Mark Peiser is an innovative artist who, since he became involved in the Studio Glass Movement in 1967, has never hesitated to explore new directions in glass and glassmaking techniques. His career is marked by a series of works that are vastly different from one another, from his blown Paperweight Vase series of the 1970s and 80s depicting natural and domestic scenes, to his more recent cold-worked Palomar sculptural series which pay homage to the great engineering feat accomplished in 1934 by Corning Glass Works.
Peiser will talk about the experiences, thoughts and developments that led to his commitment and confidence to undertake the Palomar series and he’ll explore how that series informs future work. He’ll discuss the thinking and lessons learned from previous bodies of work that led his work on the Palomar series.
"Thinking myself a glassmaker in 1976, at Corning I saw the failed first cast of the 200 inch Palomar mirror and was humbled and inspired. At intervals, over the years since, I attempted to devise a body of work to reflect those feelings but never felt up to the task. Until 2007."
This lecture is part of the Behind the Glass lecture series, which takes place the second Thursday of the month. These events include the Museum’s popular Meet the Artist lectures, as well as talks by curators and other specialists in the fields of glass, art and archaeology.
Members at the Donor level and above are invited to a pre-reception at 5:15 pm.
RSVP for both events to email@example.com or 607.438.5600 by April 3.
Not able to attend? This lecture will be recorded and will be available for viewing, in full, on our YouTube channel within 3 days of the event.