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    • The Lucent Parlor: Chapter I 2015
    • video with commissioned sound by Maralie; flash drive, sand cast glass and aluminum box: 40 minutes
    • Edition of 3
    • Aaron Pexa
    • The Lucent Parlor: Chapter I 2015
    • video with commissioned sound by Maralie; flash drive, sand cast glass and aluminum box: 40 minutes
    • Edition of 3
    • Aaron Pexa
    • The Lucent Parlor: Chapter I 2015
    • video with commissioned sound by Maralie; flash drive, sand cast glass and aluminum box: 40 minutes
    • Edition of 3
    • Aaron Pexa
    • The Lucent Parlor: Chapter II 2015
    • video with commissioned sound by Maralie; flash drive with press cut tumbler in box: 5 minutes, 53 seconds
    • Edition of 3
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    • The Lucent Parlor: Damask Wallpaper Print 2015
    • inkjet print, plexi: 20 x 20 inches; 45 x 45 inches; 50 x 50 inches
    • Edition of 5
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    • The Lucent Parlor: Console Table 2015
    • sand cast glass with aluminum and mahogany with hot glass burnt finish: 30.5 x 31.5 x 10.75 inches
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    • The Lucent Parlor: Sconces 2015
    • 50 sand cast glass with aluminum and steel mold cast glass: 21 x 10 x 3 inches
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    • The Lucent Parlor: Medallions 2015
    • 62 sand cast glass with aluminum : variables sizes
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    • The Lucent Parlor: Medallions (detail)
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    • The Lucent Parlor: Tumblers 2015
    • pressed cut glass: variable sizes
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    • The Lucent Parlor: Platters 2015
    • steel mold cast glass: variable sizes
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    • Back Door @ the Pendleton: Shadows 2014
    • video still: 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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    • Back Door @ the Pendleton: Shadows 2014
    • video still: 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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    • Back Door @ the Pendleton: Shadows 2014
    • video still: 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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    • Hands to Touch Molten Glass 2013
    • video still: 2 minutes, 56 seconds
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    • Hands to Touch Molten Glass 2013
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    • Journey to the Center of the Earth 2014
    • video still: 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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    • Journey to the Center of the Earth 2014
    • video still: 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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    • Journey to the Center of the Earth 2014
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    • Land of Ruby 2013
    • video still: 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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    • Land of Ruby 2013
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    • Land of Ruby 2013
    • video still: 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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    • Optic Stamp 2013
    • video still: 1 minute, 51seconds
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    • Optic Stamp 2013
    • video still: 1 minute, 51 seconds
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    • Parlor Trick 2014
    • video still: 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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    • Parlor Trick 2014
    • video still: 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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    • Ribbon 2013
    • video still: 4 minutes, 1 second
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    • Ribbon 2013
    • video still: 4 minutes, 1 second
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    • Ribbon 2013
    • video still: 4 minutes, 1second
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Aaron Pexa

American, b.1976

Aaron Pexa is an American artist and architect whose work manifests curiosity and a sense of bewilderment through projection, optics, and appropriated antique objects. His multimedia works and video fracture and reframe everyday environments through the creation of artifacts, sleight of hand actions, and experimental operations. The video work, in particular, captures and manipulates a series of fleeting moments, framing a fantastical narrative while documenting the process by which artifacts are produced.

While many glass artists focus on the finished product, the polished and perfect object, Pexa focuses on the process and the moment of creation. The incandescent quality of light and the reflective effect of glass are captured in the fleeting moments when glass transforms from liquid to solid. Ideas of beauty placed on objects of perceived cultural worth are abandoned as the object is intentionally destroyed, and in exchange, a new fantastical narrative is created. Also, use of mass production molds from the 19th century mixed with manual techniques produce one-of-a-kind glass objects that create a sense of a time gone by, an object that once was pristine but now fades with a fictional romantic history.

Pexa received his MFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. He also holds a dual Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University in Saint Louis, and Bachelors in Studio Art from Carleton College. Prior to studying glass at RISD, Aaron worked as an architect and urban designer in London and New Orleans. In the summer of 2014 he received a travel grant from the Rhode Island School of Design to research glassmaking techniques along Finland’s Glass Trail, and most recently was awarded a Chinese Government Scholarship at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou to study Mandarin and promote cross-cultural exchange. He was a 2015 Fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts in Millville, New Jersey. The Lucent Parlor videos are in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Glass.

 

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