Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Contemporary Glass

 Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneun is currently exhibiting a terrific contemporary glass show.

"FIRED UP.  Glass Today."

Dante Marioni and John Kiley are Seattle-based collaborators who created this fascinating object.  
Marioni does the time-consuming and elaborate interior and Kiley creates the sculptural exterior.

"Florencia" above and "Angel Tear" below right are works by elderly Italian glass artist, Lino Tagliapetra.
When I worked in Columbus, Ohio, I saw many amazing works by Tagliapetra at a glass gallery that specialized in works by Dale Chihuly and Tagliapetra and their acolytes.

"New Spring Blue Group" is a recent work by North Carolina glass artist Alex Bernstein.
Bernstein fuses steel forms to his glass.  I wanted to step back for a long view, so you can't see the steel details in these blue glass forms.  Sorry.

The Czech glass artist Martin Janecky crafted the mesmerizing glass head "Van" in 2014.

"Singer" is an intricate 2014 work by Texan glass artist Micah Evans.

More tomorrow.


RedPat said...

Wonderful, Jack.

Barbara Rogers said...

So beautiful, so fragile...and Singer is not only both of those, but amusing too!

William Kendall said...

Very creative.

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for showing this great show. Look forward to your post tomorrow.

roentare said...

the glass art is mesmerising

jennyfreckles said...

I'd have loved wandering round that exhibition. Terrific pieces.

Sharon said...

What a great show. Thanks for sharing.