NEW GLASS NOW, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

May 12- January 5, 2020


New Glass Now

Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, NY

May 12th – January 5th, 2020

New Glass Now opens to the public on May 12, 2019, a highly-anticipated exhibition 60 years in the making. Featuring works by 100 living artists working in glass today, New Glass Now will take over every corner of The Corning Museum of Glass.  Raymon Elozua’s “R&D VII, RE-17-1” is featured in this exhibition.

The genesis of the R&D sculpture series began in 1989 with a series of sculptures that utilized steel rod, wire, and terracotta. These steel “wire frames” provided a path for Elozua to utilize clay in a spatial and gravity-defying manner. In 2013, Elozua utilized the glass blowing facilities at the Corning Museum to develop a technique that could integrate blown glass into his original metal and ceramic structures, adding new dimensions of light and color to his work. In 2014, visual artist Raymon Elozua created a new body of mixed media sculpture, the R&D series, incorporating glass, ceramics, and steel. He received a Virginia A. Groot Foundation grant for this work.

“I have always been interested in the synthesis of different materials.  The tension between the fractured ceramic and the reflective glass is fascinating — giving a feeling of beauty born out of decay.” — Raymon Elozua