Gallery: ‘Breaking the Bottle’ Upcycles Glass Shards into a Glittering ...

The Meatpacking District’s Heller Gallery is home to a new sustainable art exhibition. Brooklyn artist Mark Reigelman’s exhibition, “Breaking the Bottle” upcycles hundreds of broken glass shards into a sculptural installation. Each piece in the exhibit is a household object covered with sparkling pieces of green glass. Known for his public art projects around New York, Reigelman communicates by using surprising materials to portray ordinary objects. For Breaking the Bottle, the artist does just that. Breaking green glass, thousands and thousands of sharp pieces of varying sizes are used to cover the entire exhibition.

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  1. TuffysMom July 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Mark,I was referred to you by Kathy of the New Britain CT. Art Museum,. I am an amateur artist/crafter and am overwhelmed with too many intentions and supplies for those ideas.I live with my son and daughter-in-law who want me to now get rid of all my boxes in their garage.Kathy sent me a catalog with your name circled, as someone who might be interested in the beautiful colored glass bottles and assorted glass containers I have been collecting to eventually craft, but I have overdone the collecting and need to downsize. I want to sell what I have to be re-purposed and don\’t want to just put them on the curb with the recycles. Even if you don\’t want to buy them, I\’d give them to you, knowing they will become art, not trash. Or, if you know of another artist who needs them, please pass this inquiry on. A response would be appreciated. Best regards,
    Iris Miller Bristol,CT. cell phone 860-331-6428