PORTFOLIOS

  Selected works.  Complete catalog available. Click on image to enlarge.

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Glasstress

Glasstress is a project by Adriano Berengo to further his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass

Artists of all disciplines from sculptors to musicians have been invited to collaborate with the maestros in creating art in glass. Glasstress, a showcase of this collaboration of craft and creativity, has forged a new trajectory for glass and a new path for contemporary artists.

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Infinite Worlds -2

I try to entice the viewer to look deeply into my frame of environments. My works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. There is an intimacy created by viewing deeply into a circular opening, as if peering through a portal to another reality. This also gives me a chance to examine social issues with this format.

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Walls Of Wonder

Collaborations with Michael Janis

Cast glass walls using the deep relief dry plaster casting technique. We see these walls as stories. Each wall is a novel, each tile a chapter. Each wall tells a different story.

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Victorian Techno-Fetishist Shrines 

At first glance these forms look normal, yet upon further examination each has something out of balance with nature. They seem to be encased in specimen cases from the 19th century. As if someone from the future wants to remember how close we came to the brink years before. I see these as talismans of sorts, their very existence staving off or delaying a future where nature starts to break down.

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Communications

Collaborations with Teri Swinhart

The beauty of communication takes many forms. These sign language pieces are beautiful to me. I learn to appreciate that beauty whilec watching plays at Galludet University.

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Queer Glass

30 years of Craft Activism

Work dealing with gender identity, societal and political issues, loss and memory. I started making these works in the 90's during the AIDS pandemic. They have continued till the current times. These are some of the closest pieces to my heart.

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Eyewitnesses of Infinity

 

I try to entice the viewer to look deeply into my frame of environments. My works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. There is an intimacy created by viewing deeply into a circular opening, as if peering through a portal to another reality. This also gives me a chance to examine social issues with this format.

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Opulent Surveillances and Protectors

 

Video cameras have transformed the way we as a society see the need to reduce threat and the need to maintain privacy simultaneously. Heavy ornamentalism in this body of work veils the underlying seriousness of the fact that all of our actions are under surveillance of some kind. All our economics are registered by unseen computer systems. 

This work reassures us that there is normalcy in concern. This reminds us that we as a culture are undergoing change at an alarming rate, but that we are doing it as a community. This work fights the false optimism of commercial society, but not without reminding us that we are united in Orwellian defiance.

 

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Moving Paintings

 

Exploring Victorian portraiture with 21st century materials and technologies allows me to embrace my Victorian Techno-Fetishism in pieces that reference Jules Verne and other past great artists and authors. This allows the viewer to explore them in contemporary ways.

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© 2016, Tim Tate

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