Glass Menagerie by Cathy Lomax

Glass Menagerie, (c)2011 Cathy Lomax

Glass Menagerie


Cathy Lomax

Digital video, found glass animals

Dimensions variable, duration 8 min 54 sec

Not For Sale

Cathy Lomax’s Glass Menagerie is another very popular piece in the exhibition. Based on the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, this work explores, expectation, disappointment, vulnerability, detachment, fascination and obsession. The multi-layered relationship of projection, glass animals, mirror reflection, gallery positioning and lighting presents a complex schematic of emotions, psychology and neurosis.

Read our interview: A Perfect Wrapper

Read the accompanying Art Pie essay: Reified People

Read the viewer critique and curator response: Do we miss the mark by expecting too much from art?

Read the debate spurred by the critical exchange above.

Find out more about Cathy Lomax at


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