Robin Cass

Show ran from 1/3/2001 to 1/27/2001

Revelations: new work in glass and metal

The suspended glass and metal structures in Cass’ current series, Divers and Travelers, resemble delicate industrial microorganisms. These large, zeppelin-shaped sculptures are meant to suggest scientific models of the psyche. Each piece holds a nucleus of blown glass that has been entirely enclosed by translucent layers of metal mesh or bent glass. These delicate carapaces can be seen as protective or restricting, and obscure the innards to various degrees. The viewer is drawn in by this mystery, and is left in a state of reflection as well as visceral engagement.