Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman: ReGift at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Beth Lipman: ReGift at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Beth Lipman: ReGift at the Toledo Museum of Art

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ReGift is a sculptural installation created specifically for the Toledo Museum of Art. It will go on view in Gallery 18, August 12, 2023.

Motivated by histories Lipman discovered in the archives at the TMA, the project features a three-quarter life-sized recreation of the parlor in Edward and Florence Libbey’s Old West End house. Using the Libbey’s bookplate as a visual guide (the only known image of their home interior) Lipman filled this architectural space with objects found in the image that she fabricated in transparent and opaque white glass.

Some of these original household objects, including furniture, were gifted to the Museum by Florence Scott Libbey upon her death in 1938 and later sold in the 1990s. Lipman’s project symbolically gifts these objects, along with their stories, to the entire Toledo community. By looking closely at an internal aspect of Florence’s life, the project aims to emphasize her deeply personal commitment to the Museum. It emphasizes her involvement in building the Museum’s legacy and, importantly, the impact of the Libbey’s on Toledo.

Glass elements for ReGift were made in the TMA’s hotshop at the Glass Pavilion during a 2022 GAPP residency. A glass press, donated to TMA by Libbey company was also utilized to create components, conceptually triangulating the founder’s business with the Museum and the Libbey’s personal life. Through the GAPP residency, the project fulfills an institutional goal to continue to promote experimentation in the glass studio, connecting past history to present creative practice.

For artist Beth Lipman, the project’s intent is to accentuate the impact of Toledo Museum of Art founders and reaffirm the Museum’s position as a catalyst within community. Lipman states, “Today, our trust in institutions has been undermined; ReGift is an opportunity to strengthen and reinvigorate the Museum’s critical role in our culture.”

A short film will accompany the installation. Commissioned for the project, filmmaker Atesh Atici found inspiration in Florence Scott Libbey’s approach to her community in the early days of the Toledo Museum of Art. Considering current polarization within our society and a growing separation from public spaces, Florence’s desire to, “encourage attendance on the part of all people irrespective of condition of life” is key to refocusing attention on the Museum’s ethos of creating a space for serving the community of Toledo and beyond. The film evokes Florence’s ideas through a dramatization of these ideas.

More on the Exhibition HERE

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Beth Lipman: ReGift


Toledo Museum of Art | Toledo, OH | August 12, 2023 — September 1, 2024

CATALOG


Beth Lipman: ReGift shares some of the unwritten histories that artist Beth Lipman discovered while conducting research in the archives of the Toledo Museum of Art. Her exploration inspired a room-sized recreation in wood, glass, and metal of a scene from a bookplate used by the museum’s founders, Edward Drummond Libbey and Florence Scott Libbey. Lipman was particularly keen to examine Florence’s life, and in conversation with curator Diane C. Wright and archivist Julie A. McMaster, she discusses the project’s origins in her own artistic practice and its relationship to shifting understandings of institutions and their publics. An essay by Wright and McMaster draws on additional archival materials to fill in some of the gaps in our knowledge of Florence Scott Libbey’s life.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Beth Lipman: ReGift, exclusively at the Toledo Museum of Art, August 12, 2023-September 1, 2024.

Written by Diane C. Wright, Senior Curator of Glass and Contemporary Craft, Toledo Museum of Art; featuring a conversation with Beth Lipman and contributions by Julie A. McMaster, Archivist, Toledo Museum of Art.

Softcover, 9 1/4″ x 6 3/4″
Published by the Toledo Museum of Art. © 2023 Toledo Museum of Art

$19.95

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Beth Lipman’s “Miles Law” in GLASS: ART. BEAUTY. DESIGN. at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Beth Lipman’s “Miles Law” in GLASS: ART. BEAUTY. DESIGN. at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

“Transparent or opaque, fragile yet impervious, glass has inspired artists and designers, stimulated scientists and engineers, and captivated collectors with its beauty and practicality. Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was no exception, and she amassed over 1,600 pieces of glass, created in the 17th-20th centuries in China, Western Europe, Russia, and the United States. This special exhibition will highlight this lesser-known aspect of Hillwood’s collection, featuring a range of styles and techniques, while placing the historic creations in dialogue with astounding contemporary artworks.

Contemporary pieces on loan for the exhibition, by artists Karen LaMonte, Tim Tate, Joyce Scott, Beth Lipman, Fred Wilson, and Debora Moore, will highlight the enduring fascination with glass and developments in the landscape of glass art. Works by artists Karen LaMonte and Joyce Scott will speak to Post’s love for beadwork and fashion, while a sculpture by Beth Lipman will replace a historic table collected by Post. Enchanting glass flowers and orchids by Debora Moore are juxtaposed with Hillwood’s fresh flower arrangements on view.” — Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Read the review from The Washington Post HERE

ABOUT MILES’ LAW

“Miles’ Law is a new large-scale work designed to investigate Marjorie Merriweather Post’s use of diplomacy to bridge political, cultural, and societal divides. The sculpture is a rumination on Rufus Miles’s phrase, ‘Where you stand depends on where you sit,’ and explores how one’s view of a situation is shaped by one’s relationship to it. Post deftly employed domestic rituals that literally “brought people to the table” such as dinner parties and other social functions to subtly persuade disparate individuals to empathize with another point of view.” — Beth Lipman

More on Beth Lipman HERE

GLASS: ART. BEAUTY. DESIGN.


at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington, D.C. | June 10, 2023 – Jan 14, 2024

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NCECA PITTSBURGH

NCECA PITTSBURGH

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh

Group show of contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques. In 2017, artists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social history of the collections.

Chris Antemann, Robin Best, Stephen Bowers,Bouke de Vries, Ed Eberle, Evan Hauser, Steven Young Lee, Beth Lipman, Crystal Morey, Kadri Pärnamets, Peter Pincus, Justin Rothshank, Paul Scott, Cindy Sherman, Kate Roberts, Caroline Slotte, Dirk StaschkeMara Superior,and Kurt Weiser.

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 photo: Kurt Weiser

CHRIS ANTEMANN

Go Figure
group show at The Clay Penn
511 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA
Demonstrating Artist

at NCECA Conference
Convention Center Ballroom B
Thursday, March 15, 9am–12pm
Friday, March 16, 1–4pm

“I will demonstrate the construction of a large scale torso through the use of slabs. Utilizing proportional references the building strategy will involve developing individual elements that will later stack into a four- to five-foot-tall piece.” 

ONGOING:
CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA
solo exhibition at Alfred University Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY

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ED EBERLE

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
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Onview at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Eberle Studios
229 East 9th Ave, Homestead, PA

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KATE ROBERTS

Structures of Atmosphere
group show
7800 Susquehanna St (5th floor), PIttsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
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JUSTIN ROTHSANK

Collaboration Companions
group show at Union Project
801 N. Negley Avenue, PIttsburgh

GrowlerFest
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
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JASON WALKER

Supermud / Futuremud
group show of Penn State alumni and faculty
Union Project
801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh
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GrowlerFest
at Brew House Association

group show curated by Alexandra Jelleberg and Brad Klem connecting contemporary ceramics and the thriving craft beer movement

RECEPTION: Friday, March 16, 6-10pm
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh

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NCECA National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, annual conference is in Pittsburgh, PA.  Each year the host city provides collectors and artists the opportunity to see regional museum collections, explore established and pop-up galleries and meet up with colleagues.  The exhibitions of ceramic sculpture and studio pottery are mounted throughout the city and provide an opportunity to survey current trends and discover young artists.

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Revive, Remix, Respond at The Frick Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond at The Frick Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond: 
Contemporary Ceramic Artists and The Frick Pittsburgh

February 17–May 27, 2018

Revive, Remix, Respond

Showcases contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques. Contemporary ceramicists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social history of the collections at The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA.

photo: Mara Superior, “Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty/ A Collection” 2018.

Remix Your Friday Exhibition Preview

Friday, February 16, 5:30-7:30pm

Join us for a happy hour in The Frick Art Museum to celebrate the opening of this exhibition, Be among the first to see this unique exhibition, which features work from established and emerging artists. The evening will also feature gallery talks from exhibition curator Dawn Brean and exhibited artist Beth Lipman (pictured).
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photo: Beth Lipman working at John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

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Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Nov 12, 2017—Feb 25, 2018
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Ferrin Contemporary artists Sergei Isupov, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser, and Beth Lipman are among the diverse group of fifty-seven artists interpreting the Sabbath — the day of rest — from their own unique perspectives and engaging with its contemporary relevance. All work is three-dimensional as artists explore the theme through ceramic, wood, and glass.

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Click for more about Sergei Isupov.

Click for more about Jason Walker.

Click for more about Kurt Weiser.

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Click to browse Ferrin Contemporary’s Square Shop.

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