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Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection

November 4th, 2016 – March 7th, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen

 

Inspired by its ability to absorb, transmit, and reflect light, an array of global makers use glass to express concept and content as never before. Drawn from the Southern California collection of David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, this exhibition celebrates and showcases objects by the most dynamic artists in the field today. 

Karen LaMonte, Ojigi–Bowing, 2010, cast glass, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Karen LaMonte, photograph by Martin Polak
Karen LaMonte, Ojigi–Bowing (detail), 2010, cast glass, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Karen LaMonte, photograph by Martin Polak
Ginny Ruffner, Aesthetic Engineering Series: Orchid Window, 2013, glass, lampworked, and mixed media, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Ginny Ruffner, photography by G. Ostergaard
John Kiley, Sectioned Taper, 2011, blown, carved, and polished glass,  David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © John Kiley, photograph by Jeff Curtis
Nick Mount, Scent Bottle, Combination Piece #060709 1/2, 2009, blown glass, carved, polished and assembled, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Nick Mount, photograph by Grant Hancock
Lino Tagliapietra, Stromboli, 2004, blown glass, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Lino Tagliapietra
Oben Abright, Nate (detail), 2009, mold-blown glass with oil paint and cement base, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Oben Abright
Oben Abright, Nate, 2009, mold-blown glass with oil paint and cement base, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Oben Abright
Richard Marquis, Razzle Dazzle Boat, 2010, fused, and wheel-carved glass, slab technique, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Richard Marquis, photography by G. Ostergaard
Klaus Moje, Untitled–Impact Series 5, #1, 2005, kiln-formed and coldworked glass, David Kaplan–Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Klaus Moje, photography by G. Ostergaard

 

Inspired by its ability to absorb, transmit, and reflect light, an array of global makers use glass to express concept and content as never before. Drawn from the Southern California collection of David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, this exhibition celebrates and showcases objects by the most dynamic artists in the field today. With artists from more than ten countries, the exhibition traces the history of studio glass and heralds its future as a major sculptural medium.

American studio glass emerged out of experiments in the 1960s, generating a repertoire of new processes and aesthetic possibilities. The expressive qualities achieved by early visionaries such as Dale Chihuly, Nick Mount, and Marvin Lipofsky required unprecedented innovation and international exchange of technical know-how. Masters from around the world such as Lino Tagliapietra, Klaus Moje, Richard Marquis, and Karen LaMonte continue to bring fresh methods, wit, and beauty to the medium.

Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

The Palm Springs Art Museum presentation is funded in part by Exhibition Season Sponsors: Carol & Jim Egan, David Kaplan & Glenn Ostergaard, Dorothy C. Meyerman, Marion & Bob Rosenthal, and the Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation.