As a participant in the American Studio Glass movement for more than thirty years, Birmingham artist Cam Langley created hand-blown objects both functional and formally inventive. Langley, trained as a civil engineer at Virginia Tech, transitioned to a career as an artist after a visit with Harvey Littleton, the dean of the American Studio Glass movement. After learning the techniques of glass blowing at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, he set up his hot glass studio in Birmingham. This exhibition featured 22 glass objects that are now a part of the MMFA’s permanent collection—a miniature survey of the artist’s career in glass blowing. His most utilized forms are represented: single flowers, floral bouquets, goblets, stemware and flower bowls.
Above: Photograph of the 2013 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided by Aliant Bank with additional support from Laura and Barrie Harmon; Carolyn G. and Dr. Alfred J. Newman; and Dr. Marla Wohlman and Mr. John Crews.