Momentum Gallery is hosting a special presentation pairing select works by contemporary glass pioneers Therman Statom and Dale Chihuly. The exclusive collection may be viewed at the gallery’s 24 N Lexington location through August 25th.
The exhibition is part of Summer of Glass 2018, which is held in conjunction with Dale Chihuly’s installation at Biltmore Estate.
Momentum Gallery’s presentation of works by two of the most renowned glass artists in the world furthers the gallery’s commitment to providing a resource to the community for experiencing and acquiring museum-quality art. Momentum Gallery is honored to be showcasing regional artists’ work alongside artists who have earned international acclaim.
Momentum Gallery is exhibiting glass objects by Dale Chihuly along with a select collection of vitreograph prints Chihuly made with Harvey Littleton at his studio in Western North Carolina. One of Chihuly’s works on paper, Chandelier, is presented in reference to the chandelier currently on exhibit at Biltmore. Featured works by Therman Statom include the artist’s notable shadow boxes constructed from sheet glass, screen-printed with various imagery, which house collected objects; a large-scale painting of two playing cards within another sheet glass shadowbox entitled Summer Queens; a cast glass house; and a collection of Statom’s vitreographs. Vitreography is a printmaking process that utilizes glass plates as the printing matrix innovated by Harvey Littleton, “the Father of Studio Glass,” in the early 1970s. Littleton continued to develop the process at his local studio after moving to Western North Carolina in 1976.
Please visit momentumgallery.com for additional information.
(Image: Sienna Gold Leaf Seaform Set with Fire Lip Wraps, 2014, 12 x 22 x 10″.)