Spaces I

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Spaces I
Accession Number: 
2007.3.86
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 81.3 cm, W: 78.7 cm, D: 13.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1991-1992
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Libenský and Brychtová pursued original directions in their sculpture throughout their long career together. Although they explored many different forms and colors in glass, they continued to focus on the way light can be manipulated in the glass mass. Their sculptures are cast in a technique called mold melting, in which chunks of glass are allowed to soften and melt into molds inside a large kiln. After the firing is complete, the sculpture is gradually cooled and then carefully cut, ground, and polished.
Provenance: 
Heller Gallery, Former Collection
1993
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
S. Libenský J. Brychtová 1992
signature
Primary Description: 
Mold-melted glass, cut, ground.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass: Virtual, Real (2016) illustrated, p. 209 (right); BIB# 167899
Jurors' Choice (2014) illustrated, p. 80, bottom; BIB# AI98391
Studio Glass Timeline (2012) illustrated, p. 5, top left; BIB# AI86009
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, p. 191, pl. 101; BIB# 109983