Apparatus: The Art of Scientific Glass

11-14-2018 to 01-12-2019

Featuring some of America’s leading lights of scientific glass, the show will emphasize the “accidental aesthetics” of these objects – the beauty that arises from apparatus made for purposes which are (to most people) completely arcane. Scientific glass may remind visitors of medieval alchemy or science fiction props. It may even look like avant-garde art, as its extreme specificity, oddly enough, produces an aesthetic effect that is not dissimilar from the chance operations of Surrealism and Dada. But it has a logic of its own.