Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Glass Arts, an exhibition at
San Francisco International Airport, explores the seemingly endless possibilities for the role of glass in today’s arts. The works of twenty-one contemporary artists are presented to show their continuing exploration and experimentation with glass techniques and equipment, permitting them to demonstrate what glass has to offer as a material for creative expression.
The exhibit contains examples of historical, traditional and contemporary techniques that the artists use to reveal the natural qualities of the material and to manifest an artistic vision only possible in glass. While glassblowing remains the dominant technique used to create the works, other techniques such as sandblasting, casting, fusing, painting, flameworking, slumping and traditional Venetian glassworking techniques are also represented, and often united to produce compelling results.
Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Glass Arts is on view twenty-four hours a day through January 17, 2006, free of charge. The exhibition is located pre-security on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal.