Artist Talk with Matt Eskuche

Event Type Glass, Exhibitions, Educational Lectures
Date calendar  Friday, July 26, 2019
Time clock  7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Location FIA Theater

Free and open to the public.

Pittsburgh-based artist Matt Eskuche discusses his studio practice, artistic inspiration, and career evolution in this engaging talk. Known for meticulously flameworked objects that resemble trash, Eskuche started working with glass in 1998. Initially focusing on technique and making sculpture that had “pleasing formal qualities,” he transitioned to replicating dented soda cans, crumpled to-go containers, extinguished cigarettes, and other trash items. For Eskuche, it was a “revelation to stumble upon a body of work to pursue that doesn’t just leverage the beauty of the material.” 

Eskuche has studied with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo and taught at schools and studios across the world, from Corning Museum of Glass to Pilchuck Glass School. Eskuche’s work consists of flameworked elements varying in scale and shape, assembled in a sculpture that explores the ideas of overconsumption and wastefulness. His work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and has been published in New Glass Review, Glass Quarterly, American Craft, The Flow, and Glassline.

Event Link Glass at the FIA