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Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy
Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy
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Slumped Glass, 20" x 16" (each)
Mezzanine

Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy (a)

Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy (a)
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Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy (b)

Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy (b)
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Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy (c)

Midwest Movement: A Buckeye Trilogy (c)
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Rene Culler

Although Culler has been an artist since 1973, in 1992 she received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 1994 she received her MFA from Kent State University where she served as Acting Head of Glass for the school years 1998 to 2000. She continues to teach workshops at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Fundacio Centre del vidre de Barcelona, Spain.
Culler has been the recipient of several Ohio Arts Council grants. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including at S.O.F.A. Chicago in 1997, 98, and 99. Culler creates her Grail Variations, formed through her unique technique of fusing blown glass components into formalist compositions at the hot glass facility, Icon Studio Arts, which she co-founded. Her kiln-transformed sculpture, Hot Blooded, is included in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution..

 

 

The effect of light is an important aspect of my work. Absorbed light within the glass animates the object. The fluid quality of glass is celebrated as colors shift and change from one section to the next. I utilize glass because of its capabilities to absorb and transmit light. While a painter may simulate light effects, as a sculptor in glass, I can utilize the absorption of light as one of the attributes of my material. My glass work is primarily translucent, encapsulating light which animates the object. I also appreciate the effects of natural light, which shifts and changes with the time of day. This change affects the “demeanor” of the object, creating a moodiness or personality shift.
In my piece for the Fisher College, I decided to use colors which represented late summer to me – (the buckeye leaves are still green). We contemplate the beginning of the new school year, and involvement in the business world – new inspirations and aspirations. The warm earthy colors hint to early fall, and you know what that means at OSU! Football! There is order in the composition, signifying organization in both the school and professional life, yet there is movement and rhythm – creativity! Hopefully the viewer will encounter the work and see it as a positive encouragement.

 

 
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