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Alfred University alumnus Andrew Erdos featured in two NYC exhibits

The glass sculpture 'Incantations' is on display at the Elizabeth Street Garden

The glass sculpture 'Incantations' is on display at the Elizabeth Street Garden

The glass art of Alfred University alumnus Andrew Erdos ’07 is featured in a group show that opened Thursday, June 1, in Elizabeth Street Garden, in New York City. Erdos, who served recently as a visiting artist at Alfred University and The Corning Glass Museum, also is part of a group exhibition at The Chimney, an exhibition and performance venue located in Brooklyn.

Incantations, the Elizabeth Street Garden exhibit, was produced at Alfred University and CMOG. It is composed of blown and cast glass and, according to curator Marie-Salom Peyronnel, “evokes the importance of nature in the city, the impact of man on landscapes, and acknowledges the vital (and sometimes irrevocable) role of movement and cycles in nature.”

Archipelago, located inside The Chimney, “explores fragmented territories where fantasies, precarious balance and parallel realities seem to coalesce. …The artists’ works are considered as islands of thoughts, practices and forms where discarded and everyday materials have been re-used to emanate new exotic realms.”

Erdos, currently a resident of New York City, received his BFA from Alfred University and is the youngest recipient of the Rakow Commission of the Corning Museum of Glass. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is part of the permanent collection of numerous museums including The New Britain Museum of American Art and the Toledo Museum of Art.