photo thumbnail Aaron Pexa Announced as 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Corning Museum of Glass photo thumbnail Aaron Pexa Announced as 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Corning Museum of Glass photo thumbnail Aaron Pexa Announced as 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Corning Museum of Glass

Cade Tompkins Projects is happy to announce Aaron Pexa’s new artist residency which will take place in the fall of 2018 at the Corning Museum of Glass.

The Corning Museum of Glass featured this year’s artists in The Studio blog:

Aaron Pexa is an artist who earned his MFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. His work spans multiple mediums, from video and installation to sculpture and performance, and his goal is always to create a sense of bewilderment. He takes everyday environments and subverts them by introducing new artifacts and narratives that stimulate wonder and “bring people out of the pull of predictability,” he says.

For his residency in September and October 2018, Pexa plans to incorporate the old English idea of “werifesteria,” which means to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery. At the center of his project will be a stop-motion animation featuring glass dioramas and other glass elements created using kiln casting, sand casting, hot sculpting, and pâte de verre.

The images pictured are entitled Annwn Atmospheres 1, 2, & 3, 16mm video stills, 2017