TOLEDO – Following the closing of Community, artist Rebecca Louise Law will take part in a Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) residency Jan. 21-31. Law will give a free artist talk on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the GlasSalon, where she will discuss her current body of work and her experience working in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Hot Shop.
During her residency, Law will be engaging with the Glass Studio team on how to use what she refers to as dust — dried, floral fragments she collects from her installations.
“We are going to be doing some experimental work with the material she collects from her installations,” explained Alan Iwamura, the Museum’s glass studio manager. “The Glass Studio team will work with her on a couple of different techniques that will allow her to incorporate the material with glass and create a 360-degree viewing opportunity.”
The Guest Artist Pavilion Project, or GAPP brings in both glass artists and contemporary artists who are willing to explore the use of glass in their work, to be inspired, without restriction, by the TMA collection, studio facilities, and staff.
The program highlights the unique nature of the Glass Pavilion by encouraging experimentation with glass in innovative ways and program is uniquely situated to serve both the educational mission of the Museum and to promote greater dialogue within both the contemporary glass and contemporary art communities.
The Museum provides technical support, materials, and time for experimentation along with a staff that can help artists realize a body of work in glass without the years of training they might otherwise require.