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9/15/10

DALE CHIHULY: BLOWN GLASS AS A VEHICLE FOR SCULPTURE

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Artist: Dale Chihuly - photo: Marlborough Gallery

I remember the first time I saw an exhibition of this artist's work way back in the day when SOHO was the art world capital in NYC.  How wonderful, I thought, this glass, this glowing glass sculpture back lit in a dark gallery. Exquisite!
Dale Chihuly, who was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941, has become an internationally celebrated personality in contemporary art and design whose prominence in the field of contemporary studio glass is unmatched. He is a generous and charismatic individual with a forceful personality, who ceaselessly promotes himself and his material—glass—to audiences around the world. He has championed the use of blown glass as a vehicle for sculpture, focusing on the vessel in his explorations of color and form.           
An exciting exhibition of his work opens at the Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea, 545 W 25th Street, on September 16th, 6-8PM and continues through October 16th.
This is a remarkable installation at the Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, one that you too will remember.

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