Fluency by Martin and Erik Demaine the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery, Florenceville, NB
Martin Demaine studied glass blowing in England and operated a glass studio in New Brunswick in the late 70's, early 80's.
Recently Martin and his son Erik have been working together to produce a series of vessels.
The finished product stymies even experienced glass blowers. The two parted procedure involves one person blowing the glass, while the other works with colour from the bottom. As they poke the coloured glass through, it melds to the inner walls of the vessel and, with luck, holds as the blower continues. The forms created in this process are as random as they are beautiful.
Currently, Martin works as the Artist in Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Glass Lab. His work is represented in private and public collections internationally.
Collections include the National Museum of Canada and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Commissions include a set of goblets for Queen Elizabeth.
This exhibition was organized to commemorate the Canadian Craft Federation's designation of 2007 as the Year of Craft.