Gayle Forman

Balanced Meal, 2013

Video, Blown and Cast Glass, Fabric

Exhibition Location: UrbanGlass

At the Agnes Varis Art Center
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

There are few mediums like glass, which can capture the magnificence of light. Lavish craftsmanship layered with rich color is easily devoured. However any type of extravagance can soon become gluttony. Let Them Eat Cake, contemplates the innate beauty of the glass medium and our insatiable appetites as humans. Curated by Kimberly McKinnis, this exhibition attempts to create a conversation about human desire and the delicate balance between decadence and degradation, featuring artists using glass to explore excess, ego, voyeurism and overconsumption while pushing the limits of ornamentation. Do we indulge along with the artists’ innate desire to adorn, or are we called to a higher morality? 

Participating artists included: Michele Bisaillon, Amber Cowan, Matt Eskuche, Gayle Forman, Kit Paulson, Suzanne M. Peterson, Alexander Rosenberg, Avery Shaffer and Nanda Soderberg

Exhibition Dates: November 30th 2016 - January 21, 2017
Opening reception held on November 30th 2016