Light Purple Silver Carpaint Pitcher

Light Purple Silver Carpaint Pitcher

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Object Name: 
Light Purple Silver Carpaint Pitcher
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Overall H: 46.2 cm, W: 31.7 cm, D: 26.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Light Purple Silver Carpaint Pitcher. Blown and hot-worked colorless glass, car paint, metal plating. Pitcher, consisting of an off-center, cylindrical body, thick pad base, oversize, chunky handle, and a wide collar for a rim and mouth that is squeezed and worked to form wrinkles, like fabric. After the object was blown and annealed, it was lightly sandblasted, so that the surface would hold the paint, and then painted with a metallic light purple car paint, and then painted twice with a clear coat to make the paint stronger and to protect the surface and color, just as it is applied onto a car. The paint and clear coats are applied with a sprayer and the paint is heated to harden. Next, the pitcher is thinly plated with metal inside of a chamber (which the artist calls metallisation). This is done at AMB, in Broakulla, Sweden, and it is a more environmental process than chroming, for example. It is cooked aluminum that comes out in the closed chamber as a cloudlike steam, and touches what you have inside the chamber, depositing a very thin layer (just 9 nanometers) of metal on the surface. He put the pitcher in a chamber used for the silvering of bathroom pipes, and he let the aluminum steam touch the piece wherever it would naturally, depending on how the object stands in the chamber. After that, he took the pitcher back to the car painting garage, where he covered the silver surface with two coats of clear car paint, and hardened the layers with low heat.
Nielsen, Fredrik (Swedish, b. 1977), Source
Fredrik / Nielsen / 2010
Engraved on base in script
CA+D Reopening 2020
Corning Museum of Glass
2020 refresh of the Contemporary Art and Design galleries after the deinstallation of the 2019 temporary exhibition, "New Glass Now".
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-05-12 through 2020-01-05
New Glass Now is an international survey of contemporary glass celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Museum’s flagship contemporary publication, New Glass Review. For 40 years, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. New Glass Now also commemorates the 40th and 60th anniversaries, respectively, of two groundbreaking exhibitions in the Museum’s history: New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) and Glass 1959. These landmark exhibitions documented glass on a global scale and brought unprecedented critical and popular attention to the material, its makers, and designers. Just like New Glass Review and its precursor exhibitions, New Glass Now will be curated from an open call for submissions by the Museum’s curator of modern and contemporary glass and a panel of guest curators. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass Now.
Q&A: Karen LaMonte: 2018 Specialty Glass Resident (2017) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 705019