Location: Museum Entryway (Floor 1)
Crystal Gregory, the 2018 Antigravity artist, has created a series of handwoven lace panels titled Through the Thread. Gregory uses textiles as veils and screens that restrict and alter our views of the surrounding space. Her work questions our awareness of the multiple filters and lenses through which we see the world.
The perfect fit for our Art + Science program year, Gregory experiments with media and plays with our expectations of how each material is used. Traditionally, metal serves as function and load-bearing, while lace is a non-structural, decorative element. Here, the roles have been reversed ‒ woven lace becomes the structural support while a cast pewter ribbon adorns the work’s lower edge. Through the Thread prompts us to consider the distortions of our own perspective.
The selected artist will have the opportunity to serve as a Guest Artist in the Corning Museum of Glass Amphitheater Hot Shop. Crystal Gregory will work with Corning Museum of Glass gaffers, March 5 – 9, 2018.