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Margot E. Glass
updated: 03/26/2014
website: www.margotglass.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Chopin's Hand
Schubert Dances for Piano
Chopin Prelude Op28 No4
Book Nine Preludes
Bach Six Little PIeces for Beginners
Debussy II The Children's Corner
Serenade of the Doll
Debussy: Serenade of the Doll
Debussy p3
Music Fragment
Chopin Waltz Op69#2
Table Assignment
Wednesday 2 November 66
Receipt 021137
1-One
 
Portfolio Keywords:  books, consumer culture, still life, autobiographical, conceptual, documentary, language, narrative, text, memory
 
 
Chopin's Hand by Margot E. Glass
Chopin's Hand
Pencil and ink on paper
2014
11" x  8" 
Schubert Dances for Piano by Margot E. Glass
Schubert Dances for Piano
Pencil, Ink, Watercolor on Paper
2012
6 6 " x  4 4 " 
Chopin Prelude Op28 No4 by Margot E. Glass
Chopin Prelude Op28 No4
Pencil, watercolor, ink on paper
2014
6" x  4" 
Book Nine Preludes by Margot E. Glass
Book Nine Preludes
Pencil, watercolor, ink on paper
2014
6" x  4" 
Bach Six Little PIeces for Beginners by Margot E. Glass
Bach Six Little PIeces for Beginners
Pencil, Ink, Watercolor on Paper
2013
6 " x  4 " 
Debussy II The Children's Corner by Margot E. Glass
Debussy II The Children's Corner
Pencil, watercolor, ink on paper
2012
6 " x  6 " 
Serenade of the Doll by Margot E. Glass
Serenade of the Doll
Pencil, ink, watercolor on Arches paper
2011
6" x  4" 
Debussy: Serenade of the Doll by Margot E. Glass
Debussy: Serenade of the Doll
Pencil, watercolor, ink on paper
2012
6 " x  4 " 
Debussy p3 by Margot E. Glass
Debussy p3
Pencil, watercolor, ink on paper
2013
6 " x  4 " 
Music Fragment by Margot E. Glass
Music Fragment
Pencil, Watercolor, Ink on Paper
2013
6 " x  4 " 
Chopin Waltz Op69#2 by Margot E. Glass
Chopin Waltz Op69#2
Pencil, watercolor, ink on paper
2013
6 " x  4 " 
Table Assignment by Margot E. Glass
Table Assignment
Pencil, watercolor on Arches paper
2011
6" x  4" 
Wednesday 2 November 66 by Margot E. Glass
Wednesday 2 November 66
Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic on Paper
2010
6 " x  4 " 
Receipt 021137 by Margot E. Glass
Receipt 021137
Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic on Paper
2010
6 " x  4 " 
1-One by Margot E. Glass
1-One
Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, Gouache on Paper
2010
6 " x  4 " 

Artist Statement
These drawings document a rapidly deteriorating collection of family sheet music, which dates back to the early 20th century.
I am interested in the transparency of the paper, and how it allows bleed through of reverse writing and music from the back of the paper when visible. The fragmentation and cropping of numbers and text and their removal from their original context enhances their mystery.

My drawings explore the contradiction implied by the specificity of these measures of music, notations and numbers with their current lack of context and the fragility of communication.  The music manuscripts have come apart over time.  The titles of the drawings identify the specific musical pieces to catalogue them as accurately as possible.

On a visual level, all of the marks in the published music and the original handwritten notes in the margins employ line in a way that recalls drawing but is also distinct from conventional representation.

I am intrigued with the challenge of working in ink, pencil and paint on paper to render these original pieces of paper as accurately as possible while evoking their luminosity.

I work in the tradition of trompe l’oeil to examine the passage of time. I find these shards of music to be beautiful and as worthy of still life representation as a blooming flower or delectable piece of fruit, and just as ephemeral.

In personalizing these isolated scraps of marked and aged music through my own process of observation, I am elevating them through reinvention, documenting them for posterity, and highlighting their beauty in the face of the inevitability of gradual decomposition and loss.

I see these drawings as salvaged pages of an unbound album, echoing the way in which these music books have come apart over time.  In rearranging the music pieces, I am also rebuilding lost compositions; taking what is now left of these pieces and recomposing the fading repertoire through a reordered visual language.

Margot E. Glass


 

Artist Bio / CV
Margot Elizabeth Glass

PO Box 83

Northampton, MA 01061-0083

413-586-8583

Nonidesigns@comcast.net

 

Born: New York City

Lives: Western Massachusetts

 

One Person Exhibitions

Forbes Library Gallery: Nature in Repeat

            Northampton, MA February 2003

Graffio Galleria D’arte: Ornamento Recuperato

            Bologna, Italy   February 1998

Shaw Gallery: Domestic Fragments

            Keene NH   March 1993

 

Group Exhibitions

New City Art Gallery: Small World

            Easthampton, MA December 2002

James Graham and Sons: Drawings

            New York,  January 1998

Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts: 41st National Exhibition of American Art

            Chautauqua, NY  June 1998      

Bronx River Art Gallery: Holiday Benefit Exhibition

            New York,  December 1997

Lake City Arts Gallery: Small Scale

            Lake City, Colorado   July 1997

Open Center Teahouse Gallery: Threadlore

            New York, June 1994

Smithtown Arts Council: Recent Work

             St. James, NY March 1994

Midtown Payson Gallery: I, Myself & Me: 20th Century and Contemporary Self-Portraits

             New York, January 1992

BACA Downtown: Artist’s Toys

             Brooklyn, NY December 1990

 

Education

Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC

Brown University, Providence, RI

Art Student’s League of NY