Dale Chihuly

Exhibition Dates: January 7 – January 29, 1995
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present exhibition of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 434 Julia Street, from January 7 – January 29, 1995. The gallery will host an opening on Saturday, January 7 from 6-8pm.

Blue Chandelier with Flowers and Putti

Dale Chihuly Blue Chandelier with Flowers and Putti, 1995, glass, 24 x 20 x 20 inches.

Dale Chihuly is a Seattle artist who has carried out a lifelong exploration of the fluid capabilities of glass. His undulating vases and sculptures, with their ruffled edges, bromorphic forms and varied colorings are reminiscent of tropical shells and flowers. He excels in producing work that tests the technical limits of his medium and shows off the interaction of glass and light.

Mr. Chihuly founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, a city which has become second only to Venice in its concentration of glass artisans. In his work, Chihuly has transformed the perception of the glass medium from one used primarily for decorative vessels to a sculptured medium of almost unlimited possibilities.

In 1992, Dale Chihuly had a critically praised major installation in the American Craft Museum in New York. In the same year he also had an installation at the Seattle Art Museum. Dale Chihuly received his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1968. He studied glass blowing in Venice as a Fulbright Fellow.

His work is in many american and international museums, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Seattle Art Museum, The Japan Institute of Arts and Crafts, and the Kyoto Museum.