Palm Springs, CA
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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.