Dale Chihuly: Recent Work and New Forms
to 5 PM
5020 Tracy Street , Dallas, TX
Start date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
End Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Talley Dunn Gallery is honored to present an exhibition of recent work by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly that showcases the fantastical and diverse forms of his hand-blown glass sculptures, including chandeliers, a tower of Persian glass pieces, and an installation with colorful Fiori. The show opens on Saturday, May 12 and will continue through August 18, 2012. An opening reception will take place at the gallery on Saturday, May 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A visual feast of exuberant color and daring form, Chihuly’s installation of Cobalt Marlins and Trumpet Flower Fiori welcomes visitors into the exhibition with a brilliant, indoor garden created with blown glass flowers and daring verticals that reach almost nine feet above their base. Ivory Feather and Amber Chandelier also dazzles, as the sculpture comes alive with the wild tentacle-like forms that curl into the air and wrap the viewer’s eyes up within its intriguing mass.
Comprised of hundreds of lyrical glass pieces, the show’s two chandeliers command the exhibition, as their forms engage the space around them and amaze visitors with their defiance of gravity. These incredible forms are designed and created first in Chihuly’s studio in Seattle before they are disassembled for shipment and then installed in the gallery for the exhibition.
While rich color continues as a vital component in Chihuly’s work, a recent series reveals the artist’s exploration of line and shape with his White series. Upon closer viewing of these Soft cylinders and Ikebana forms, one sees that color is created by layering delicate threads of white within clear glass. White Soft Cylinder and White Venetian show a complex interplay of line throughout their elegant forms.
Photo: Dale Chihuly, "Cobalt Marlins and Trumpet Flower Fiori, 2009," Hand-blown glass and wood base, 96 x 96 x 96 inches. Copyright: Dale Chihuly/Chihuly Studio. Photo credit: Scott Mitchell Leen.
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