About the work

Borosilicate tubes, used mostly for bongs and scientific experiments, are a longtime companion in my longtime exploration of glass. They’re paired here with drawing; inside the tubes are drawings of Youtube challenges (bodies in action as seen through my computer screen), along with some glass-related materials like lead or sand. They are held, wedged, in any 90 degree corner, by string and hook.

About the artist

Olivia Booth has been living, teaching and making art in Los Angeles since coming here two decades ago from New York City where she was born and raised. Her work most often circles around transparency and uses glass in particular to trouble questions about self-reflection, absorption and transmission in the digital age. Most recently her work could be seen at Irenic Projects, Pasadena, and before that at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, Goldfinch Gallery in Chicago, Pilchuck Gallery in Seattle, and Queens Gallery here in LA. Over the years her work has been shown at Los Angeles Municipal Arts Gallery, SculptureCenter, The Finley and The Schindler House, and has been written about in Artforum and the LA Times. A major portion of her life is spent teaching Art. She herself was last a student at Art Center College of Design, where she received her MFA in 2003, and before that at Cornell University, where she received her BFA and BA.