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CONTEMPORARY GLASS

November 16th, 2013 – November 1st, 2014
Palm Springs Art Museum

This exhibition presents a wide 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.

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

This exhibition presents a wide 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.

works by renowned international artists who have contributed to the development of contemporary glass art in major centers throughout the world. View unique aesthetic properties in figurative works by artists Micaela Amateau Amato, Karen LaMonte, and Seth Randal. Study sizeable sculptures by Howard Ben Tré, Daniel Clayman, and Bertil Vallien. Masters of the mold-making and casting processes include Vladimira Klumpar and Ivana Sramkova. Other artists shape and fuse their works by the heat of a kiln. Matthew Curtis and Lino Tagliapietra apply cold-working techniques to their hand-blown glass forms. Dale Chihuly, Benjamin Moore, and William Morris are among the world’s leading glass blowers. Other artists like Larry Bell and Therman Statom merge formal investigations of color, space, and light with social and cultural commentary.

Art works are drawn from the museum’s permanent collection and on loan from artists and private collectors.

This exhibition is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum and is funded in part by Rebecca Benaroya.