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Glass in Flux: Abigail Reynolds

March 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On the occasion of the Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival, please join artist Abigail Reynolds and collections curator Samantha De Tillio for an online discussion of Reynolds’ work, following a screening of her short film FluxFlux records a summer spent gathering materials for glass making on England’s west coast region of Cornwall and the glass that results. Historically, seaweed from Cornish beaches was sold to the glass industry for flux, a crucial element in glass making. The film is a portrait of Cornwall, the seaside town’s connection to the local glass industry, and an education in glass making from a local environment.

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Abigail Reynolds is an artist living and working in West Cornwall, UK and has been using glass in sculpture for the past decade. She studied English Literature at Oxford University and subsequently Fine Art as an MA at Goldsmiths College, London. In 2016 she was awarded the BMW Art Journey prize, to travel to lost libraries along the Silk Road. Her book Lost Libraries documenting this journey was published by Hatje Cantz in 2018. Her work is held in major public collections including the Government Art Collection, the Arts Council Collection, and New York Public Library, and she has been selected for British Art Show 9, to tour four UK cities over 2021-22. In 2017 she was awarded a grant from the Arts Council of England to further her work in glass, including making glass from materials found in her local landscape.

Collections curator Samantha De Tillio’s most recent exhibition, Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, is on view through August 15, 2021.


March 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Museum of Art and Design
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