Steven Durow, Professor of Practice, Glass
Steven received his MFA from Tulane University. He is currently Professor of Practice in Glass Sculpture at Tulane University. He was a Master Class Instructor at the International Festival of Glass in Sturbridge, England and Education Director and Instructor of glass casting and blowing at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New York. Steven's work has been reviewed and written about in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, Glass Quarterly and was featured in New Glass Review 29, and GlassNotes: A Reference for the Glass Artist. He was also the recipient of the 2007 Glass Art Society Emerging Artist Award.
Artists Statement: My work primarily focuses on large scale sculpture and installation which uses glass as a material for artistic expression, but also includes works in stone, steel, wood and works on paper. Sculpturally, I want to use the inherent properties of glass to convey notions which are not traditionally associated with the material, such as weightiness and mass, or its ability to have raw gutty surfaces that can speak to ideas about entropy and loss. I love the presence and dichotomy created by a material that is at once visually light but physically dense. My primary referent in my work is the man-made object. Whether this is architecture, industrial design, landscape modification or small objects of personal significance I use the world of the created object to comment on notions of personal history, experience, perception and memory.
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