"Vanity" from The Seven Deadly Sins series, 2010 Blown and cast glass, found objects video, electrified 17" x 7" x 7" Exhibition: Museum of Art and Design, New York Provenance: Habatat Gallery, Michigan The video for the "capital vice" of vanity reflects the viewer's image. Press the red button on the stand and the voice of artist Tim Tate purrs "You look so good". “I try to bare everything — the guts of my materials and my inner thoughts — in deceptively simple narrative videos set into specimen jars…These works are phylacteries of sorts, the transparent reliquaries in which bits of saints’ bones or hair — relics — are displayed….My relics are temporal, sounds and moving images formally enshrined, encapsulating experiences like cultural specimens. And perhaps, to the contemporary soul, they are no less reliquaries than those containing the bones of a saint.” –Tim Tate
Tim Tate is co-founder of the Washington Glass School and Studio. His work is in the permanent collections of a museums, including the Smithsonian's American Art Museum and the Mint Museum. He was the 2010 recipient of the Virginia Groot Foundation award for sculpture in 2009, he was named a “Rising Star of the 21st Century” by the Museum of American Glass. Tate shows his work at numerous international art fairs, ArtBasel Switzerland, Art Miami, SOFA New York and Frieze, London among them . Marc Petrovic serves as Chair of the Glass Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. As a studio artist, he focuses on work which explores familial relationships, shelter and home using glass as his primary material. His work has been widely exhibited and is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Art and Design, New York the Racine Art Museum the Corning Museum of Glass the Tucson Museum of Art, and the Mint Museum in Charlotte.
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