The center is installed with glass sculptures that have special aesthetic properties and show a range of glass techniques from casting, fusing, slumping, and lampworking to glass blowing and other creative methods. In content and meaning, diverse subjects range from the narrative and figurative to the natural world and the exploration of color in space.
The exhibition brings together noted international artists who demonstrate the range and diversity of styles. View figurative works by artists Micaela Amateau Amato, Christina Bothwell, and Karen LaMonte. Ginny Ruffner and Jim Hodges use lampworking techniques in their figurative compositions. Study sculptures by Masahiro Asaka, Howard Ben Tré, Daniel Clayman, and Bertil Vallien– all masters of the mold-making and casting processes. Steve Klein and Cobi Cockburn shape and fuse their works by the heat of a kiln. Matthew Curtis, Armelle Bouchet O’Neill, and Lino Tagliapietra apply cold-working techniques to their hand-blown glass forms. Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, Benjamin Moore, and William Morris are among the world’s leading glass blowers. Other artists like Larry Bell and Therman Statom merge formal investigations of color, space, and light with social and cultural commentary.
Art works are drawn from the museum’s permanent collection and on loan from artists and private collectors of contemporary glass.
This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and funded in part by Libby and Buddy Hoffman and Elaine S. Frank.
Exhibition Season Sponsors: Joan Dale and R.D. Hubbard, Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman, Annette and Ted Lerner, JoAnn McGrath, and Deborah and Kenneth Novack.