Melissa Dyne, from "Glass"
Melissa's Dyne's Glass
opens this week at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Using industrially produced skyscraper glass, Dyne explores "the line between art and craft," through the properties of the window pane, glass in its simplest form.
Exhibition • May 29 - August 10
Museum of Contemporary Craft
• 724 NW Davis • 503.223.2654
There will be a series of related events this summer at MoCC. This Thursday, there will be a panel discussion led by the Cooley Gallery's Stephanie Snyder. From Idea to Production: Craft in Conceptual Art Making
features Melissa Dyne, M.K. Guth, and Namita Gupta Wiggers as they discuss "the relationship between concept-driven art, industry and craft." Thursday, May 29, 7pm. Free.
In June, Robert Slifkin, professor of art history at Reed College, will lead an exhibition tour. He will discuss the relationship of the Glass
installation to minimalism. Thursday, June 5, 11:30am. Free.
Later in the month, Vicki Halper, guest curator at the Tacoma Museum of Glass, will present the lecture Contrasts: A Glass Primer
. She will explore "the distinctions between craft and art in the studio glass movement," building a framework for the Dyne installation. Thursday, June 26, 6:30pm. Free.
Finally, in July, Dyne herself will lecture on Glass
, presenting slides of her process and describing the greater context of her work. Sunday, July 13, 1:30pm. Free.