Dale Chihuly: Glass

Exhibition Dates: October 5 – October 26, 1996
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; arthurrogergallery.com

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of glass vessels and chandeliers by internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly.

Dale Chihuly, Amber Spotted Seaform Set with Teal Lip Wraps. 1996, glass. 6 x 12 1/2 x 5 inches.

Amber Spotted Seaform Set with Teal Lip Wraps, 1996 | glass | 6 x 12 1/2 x 5 inches

A Seattle artist who has carried out a lifelong exploration of the fluid capabilities of glass, Dale Chihuly has transformed the perception of the glass medium from one used primarily for decorative vessels to a sculptured medium of almost unlimited possibilities. His undulating vases and sculptures, with their ruffled edges, biomorphic 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.

Chihuly founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington, a city that has become second only to Venice in its concentration of glass artisans. In 1992, Dale 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 MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1968. He studied glass blowing in Venice as a Fulbright Fellow. His work appears in many American and international museum collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Seattle Art Museum, and the Kyoto Museum.