In February 26th 2010, leading contemporary glass artist Karen LaMonte (b. 1967) creator of the American Art Museum most recent acquisition "Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery" talked about her work at the museum's McEvoy auditorium. A 1999 Fulbright scholarship allowed Karen LaMonte to transform her work. She pursued her interest in large-scale glass casting with Zdeněk Lhotský at the renowned Studio Pelechov, north of Prague. During the past decade, LaMonte has used this experience to develop a remarkable series of life-size cast glass dresses—works so technically complex that they can only be crafted at Lhotský’s studio, one of the world’s largest and most advanced centers for glass casting.
Artist Talk Karen LeMonte