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Cold+Hot 2008

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Varari, 2005 Fused And Polished Glass © courtesy of the Artist and Micaëla Gallery
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Memories of Passage, 2008 Cold Worked And Laminated Glass, Granite © courtesy of the Artist and Micaëla Gallery
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Pulse, 2006 Kiln Cast Crystal © courtesy of the Artist and Micaëla Gallery
Cold+Hot 2008

49 Geary St
No. 234
San Francisco, CA 94108
July 2nd, 2008 - August 30th, 2008
Opening: July 18th, 2008 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.micaela.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
info@micaela.com
PHONE:  
415.551.8118
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue - Sat 10.30 - 6, Sunday & Monday by appointment

DESCRIPTION

Micaëla Gallery is proud to announce "COLD+HOT 2008" an exhibition of glass sculpture showcasing the work of select national and international glass artists together in a single exhibition.  Featured artists, Mark Abildgaard (California), 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.
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