Archives

The Hyperopia Projects Archives is an aggregation of critically-engaged writings, activity, and resources in the field of glass. This compilation reflects the field as it is evolving today by lending a critical mass of exposure and interconnectedness to otherwise orphaned work.

  • WeinbergZ_Thesis

    Dissecting the Visual and Non-Visual Attributes of Glasswork Submitted to an Annual Publication for Fun and Profit

    Zac Weinberg's 2015 Masters thesis systematically analyzes every work selected by the New Glass Review jury since 2001. Enlisting the help of the Statistics Counseling Service at The Ohio State Univer…

  • davidschnuckel

    David Schnuckel Uses His Words

    David Schnuckel is an artist/educator based in Rochester, NY. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Glass at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a regular contributor to GAS News and …

  • kimharty_writing

    Kim Harty

    Kim Harty is the Head of Glass at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. She is also Vice President of GAS and Editor of Glass News. She has contributed to Glass Magazine and F Newsmagazine,…

  • harty

    Human Factors

    Helen Lee offers her perspective on Kim Harty's 2014 Chicago Artists Coalition's Bolt Residency exhibition, Human Factors. Issues of time, movement, and the artist's body are considered with respect t…

  • a_slice_through_a_glass

    A Slice Through A Glass

    Becky Shaw authors a catalog essay in response to a series of ongoing conversations with Jerome Harrington. Shaw ruminates on the dualistic nature of glass and the problematics of seeing through it vs…

  • doreengarner

    Understanding the Perverse

    From Doreen Garner's 2014 MFA thesis from RISD, "In Understanding the Perverse, my span of work and abject references reveal pervasive classifications of desirability, abnormality, and cultural value …

  • theglassvirus

    The Glass Virus

    In February of 2014, The Glass Virus (Jens Pfeiffer and Marc Barreda) initiated an international think tank for educational strategies in glass. Held at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, the inaugural thi…

  • minkoff

    The Robert M. Minkoff Symposium Academic Symposium

    In December of 2013, Urban Glass hosted The Robert M. Minkoff Academic Symposium: Issues in Glass Pedagogy. "With presenters coming from as far away as Australia, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlan…

  • the_glass_theater_phantom

    The Glass Theater: Phantom

    A collaboration between Charlotte Potter and Kim Harty, "The Glass Theater is a theatrical space for invention, discovery and experimentation. Using the hot shop as stage, artists, writers, performers…

  • chrysler_museum_assistantship_program

    Chrysler Museum Assistantship Program

    This essay outlines Charlotte Potter's experience and vision in building a practical postgraduate experience that is cultivating the next generation of artists using glass. Download/Vie…

  • videoglass

    Video + Glass

    A case study of Video+ Glass: Optics of the Lens, a workshop taught by Kim Harty and Charlotte Potter at Ox-Bow art school in June of 2013. This paper was presented at the 2013 Minkoff Foundat…

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    Glass Performance, What Is That?

    Riikka Haapasaari's Masters 2013 dissertation examines glass performance, its history, and possible future. Through an introduction to how the interest in this field has grown, its relationship to the…

  • glassphantasmagoria

    (Glass)phantasmogoria

    (Glass)phantasmogoria was an exhibition curated by Jack Wax in 2012 at Gallery A in Richmond, VA. From Wax's catalog essay, "These artists reaffirm their commitment to the barely-visible, and to the a…

  • GITEF

    Glass in the Expanded Field

    Jerome Harrington's 2012 essay draws from Rosalind Krauss’s seminal essay as a model for mapping and visualizing the evolution of contemporary glass practice—a timely read, given the 2014 publicat…

  • portfolio_superposition

    {SUPERPOSITION}

    Download the full pdf of the catalog from the 2011 {SUPERPOSITION} exhibition, featuring essays from Catherine McMahon, Andrew Page, and Anjali Srinivasan. This juried show of glass-related sculpture …

  • potter

    Between [Self and Other]

    Charlotte Potter's work explores the space between self and other. Her artist statement reads, "Where is the break between my self and the rest of the world? My investigation begins with defining self…

  • postglassvideofestival

    Post-Glass Video Festival

    The 2010 Post-Glass Video Festival was Yukanjali's second curatorial effort. The traveling exhibition introduced "20 works that expose specific relationships with glass - phenomenological, material, s…

  • HISTG

    How Is This Glass

    We have the curatorial team of Yukanjali (Yuka Otani and Anjali Srinivasan) to thank for coining the term "post-glass." Their 2009 exhibition How Is This Glass: Post-Glass Artists / Glass Guerillas wa…

  • particle_activism

    Particle Activism: MFA Thesis by Anjali Srinivasan

    From the abstract of Anjali Srinivasan's MFA thesis: "Particle Activism comprises investigations into the transformation of three materials- turmeric, Puffy Glass and the mirror shards of the Sheesh M…

  • salstrom_in_an_instant_thesis

    In An Instant: An Absurdist’s Journey

    Sean Salstrom's 2006 MFA thesis takes us for a journey through the absurd and hopeful. Superman, helium balloons, and flying fish come together in his whimsical practice. Download/View pdf