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Skoglund brings glass to life at MAG

Skoglund
Skoglund

Originally known for her photographs of built environments, Sandy Skoglund has recently emerged as one of America's most influential installation artists. Memorial Art Gallery's new exhibition of her work, Breathing Glass, layers mosaic-encrusted mannequins, handmade glass dragonflies, and miniature marshmallows on wire filaments against a backdrop of 50 blue panels to create the effect of insects beating their way through a blizzard. Commissioned by the American Craft Museum in Manhattan, the exhibition is on view at Memorial Art Gallery through April 16.

Breathing Glass is just one of Skoglund's recent installations currently on national tours. Shimmering Madness, a 1998 commission by Rutgers University, opened in January 2001 at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Raining Popcorn (2001) will be on view through August at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.

Skoglund is a professor at Rutgers, where she has taught since 1976. For more information on the exhibition, call the Memorial Art Gallery at 473-7720.



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