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Contemporary Glass

September 12th, 2015 – September 3rd, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum, Margaret & Michael W. McCarthy Mezzanine

The Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Center presents a variety of glass sculptures and techniques ranging from casting to glass blowing and other creative methods. In content and meaning, diverse styles and subjects range from the narrative and figurative to the natural world and the exploration of color in space. Brought together are works by renowned international artists who have had an impact on the development of the contemporary glass movement in major art centers throughout the world.

Michael Petry, installation of Golden Rain, 2008-12, blown glass, silvering, metal wire, and cork, museum purchase with funds provided by Donna MacMillan
Lino Tagliapietra, Bilbao, 2001, blown glass with multiple incalmi, multicolor canes, turned axis; battuto and inciso cutting, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Helene E. Berman Charitable Remainder Trust (c) Lino Tagliapietra, Inc
Installation view of glass from the Kaplan Ostergaard Collection
Ivana Sramkova, Sitting Nude (Buddha), 2004, glass, gift of Judy Allen and Jim Hummer
Lino Tagliapietra, Saturno, n.d., blown glass with flared ring, gift of the Estate of Gladys M. Rubinstein
Marvin Lipofsky, Pilchuck Summer Series #14, 1988-1990, mold-blown glass, cut, sand-blasted, and acid polished, gift of the Estate of Gladys M. Rubinstein
Seth Randal, Les Diables d'Albartre, 1991, cast crystal (pate de verre), promised gift of Rebecca Benaroya

The Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Center presents a variety of glass sculptures and techniques ranging from casting to glass blowing and other creative methods. In content and meaning, diverse styles and subjects range from the narrative and figurative to the natural world and the exploration of color in space. Brought together are works by renowned international artists who have had an impact on the development of the contemporary glass movement in major art centers throughout the world.

View unique aesthetic properties in monumental installations by Michael Petry and Dale Chihuly. Study the mold-making and casting processes by Ivana Šrámková, Lino Tagliapietra, and Marvin Lipofsky apply detailed cold-working and hand-carved techniques to their blown glass forms. Nicole Chesney merges formal investigations of color, space, and light while Daniel Clayman explores physical properties of light effecting surface and volume. Therman Statom unites experimental combinations of glass, painting, and mixed media in an exuberant site-specific installation. Explore how artists use glass as an innovative medium for their individual artistic expressions.

The new installation of the Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Center is funded in part by JoAnn McGrath. Additional support is provided by the museum’s Contemporary Art Council Silver Sponsors Marlene and Brian Billington.

Media Sponsor: The Desert Sun

 

Exhibition Season Sponsors: Dorothy Meyerman and Marion and Bob Rosenthal