DeGlassification Now On View at the Beacon Street Gallery!
Artists Siena Hancock and Lindsy Marshall defy everyday expectations of glass in DeGlassificiation. As a vitreous substance, glass’s amorphous molecular state causes it to be given a completely separate classification from a solid, liquid or gas. Rather than creating a clear pristine form of glass, Hancock and Marshall both create artworks that toe the line of the material’s limits. Holding the roles of pseudo alchemists, chemists and enchanters, their works are conglomerated from various methods and processes of glassmaking as well as the combination of different glass types and oxides.
Lindsy Marshall is a glass and mixed media artist whose work examines materiality, the duality of creation and deconstruction, and the processes of deterioration. She received her BFA with a concentration in glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2017. She currently lives in the Greater Boston area with a studio in Ipswich and teaches regularly at craft schools around Massachusetts, including Snow Farm and Worcester Center for the Arts.
Siena Hancock is a multidisciplinary, non-binary artist born in 1993. Since graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with their BFA in 2016, they have traveled extensively and participated in several AiR programs. Now based in Boston, Siena creates objects for influential contemporary artists, designers, and architects as well as utilizing their unique glass knowledge and fabrication skills in their personal work.