More incredible work by renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. “Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the studio glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly’s contribution extends well beyond the boundaries both of this movement and even the field of glass: his achievements have influenced contemporary art in general. Chihuly’s practice of using teams has led to the development of complex, multipart sculptures of dramatic beauty that place him in the leadership role of moving blown glass out of the confines of the small, precious object and into the realm of large-scale contemporary sculpture.”
Chihuly’s are on display in more than 200 museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is currently exhibiting at the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, The Gallery, CityCenter, Las Vegas, Nevada, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, and the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee.
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