Micaëla Gallery is proud to announce "COLD+HOT
an exhibition of glass sculpture showcasing the work of select national
and international glass artists
together in a single exhibition. Featured artists, Mark Abildgaard
Ned Cantrell (Denmark), Alessandro Casson (Italy), Grant Garmezy
(Virginia), Taliaferro Jones (Canada), Weston Lambert (Washington),
Karen Nyholm (Denmark), David Ruth (California), Thomas Scoon
(Massachusetts), and Sasha
Zhitneva (Pennsylvania), collectively demonstrate the expansive
versatility of glass as a sculpture medium in terms of material, color
and form. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, July 2. The opening reception, with artists in attendance, is Friday, July 18, 2008 at 5 pm.
The exhibition title, "COLD+HOT 2008," derives from the distinct processes used by glass artists for millenia - sculpting its form, or cold-working it while cold (actually, room temperature), very hard and brittle; and
working hot glass, shaping it while molten, using blowing and/or kiln
forming techniques at temperatures ranging from 1700 to over 3000
degrees. Rich in visual pleasure, "COLD+HOT 2008" introduces the work
of new artists to Micaëla Gallery, including Gary Clemenceau (digital
media) and Lorraine Peltz (painting), who are not glass artists but
whose work reminds us of the specially lyrical and timeless qualities
of glass sculpture.
Glass, a mysterious substance, is found in
nature as raw crystal and in grains of silica. Mastery of its form and
color is steeped in dramatic history spanning continents and politics over millennia -
it is an extraordinarily difficult medium to sculpt and possess - yet,
we delight in all its permutations and marvel at its unique relationship with light. Micaëla Gallery is proud to present this beautiful exhibition of sculpture and exceptionally talented artists to you.
Micaëla Gallery, a member of the Glass
Art Society, has become an important American venue for collectors of
glass sculpture, and in celebration of its 10th year anniversary,
participated in SOFA Chicago 2007 and Art Now Fair, Miami 2007! Micaëla
Gallery brought its newest avant garde artists to Bridge New York 2008,
and will again participate in SOFA Chicago 2008 and Bridge London 2008.