Beth Lipman: Smart Glass and Various Time Warps

    The Sins of Synchronicity?               Frantisek Vizner, Blue Bowl, 1996   Sometimes subjects and themes just fall into place. I was invited by American Craft Magazine to write a review of the work of Frantisek Vizner (Czech, b.1936), on exhibit at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York. I had been impressed with Vizner's work, and seeing a goodly collection of it I was not disappointed. His severe cast-glass art - vessels in … [Read more...]


         MOCA Grand Avenue   Museums for Sale   Tongues are wagging, heads are shaking. It appears that the highly regarded   Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, is doomed. It has  been running a deficit for six of the last eight years. It has  been raiding its endowment. And now the plucked chickens, the headless fowls, have come home to roost. MOCA might not be able to go on.   What I want to know is where was the MOCA's … [Read more...]