CORNING, N.Y. (January 28, 2016)The Rockwell Museum announced today that a new exhibition, Richard Parrish: Aerial Perspectives of the American Landscape, will open to the public on February 12, 2016 and will be on view through June 19, 2016.  Continuing Parrish’s series of “mapping” American glass landscapes, this exhibition will comprise newly kiln-formed glass panels created for public debut in Corning.

Richard Parrish will travel to Corning from his Montana studio and provide remarks during an opening reception at The Rockwell on Thursday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m.  A reception will follow.  Rockwell members are FREE and not-yet-members are $10.  Students with ID pay $5.00.  Advance reservations are required by 5:00 p.m. on February 10 at

Opening Reception Details At-a-Glance

  • Richard Parrish: Aerial Perspectives of the American Landscape
  • Exhibition Opening Reception
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Lecture by Richard Parrish
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Reception
  • Advance reservations required by 5:00 p.m. on February 10:

Exhibition Dates:  February 12 – June 19, 2016

Informed by aerial photography, the panels provide a birds-eye view of the landscape.  Fields, rivers, and crop irrigation patterns are presented in an altered spatial context, while being preserved as recognizable components of the composition. By manipulating the expected vantage point, Parrish controls our engagement with the subject matter and causes us to view the shifting topography of America from a different perspective. Parrish’s work serves as a continuation of the rich American landscape tradition.

“As an artist and an architect, I find inspiration in both the natural and the human-made environments.  My work investigates the intersections and collisions between the natural landscape and the human impositions on that landscape.  It is concerned with both physical and temporal conditions, rooted in the landscape of the intermountain west in the United States.”

“The thick panels are comprised of multiple layers of transparent and opaque glass and glass powders that are kiln-formed to create surface relief and texture.  The surfaces are ground and cold worked to expose layers in much the same way as the surface of the earth is eroded, graded and cut to expose materials below the surface.  The resultant panels evoke images of maps, topography and geology.”

About Richard Parrish
Richard Parrish is the owner of and designer for Fusio Studio, a studio for kiln-formed glass in Bozeman, Montana.   He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review 27, and he was awarded the American Craft Council Award of Achievement in 2003.  He teaches classes in kiln-formed glass throughout the United States and internationally.

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