Exhibition Dates: April 7 – 28, 2001
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999
The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to an exhibition of glass vessels crafted by Gene Koss. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from April 7 – 28, 2001. The gallery will host an opening reception, Saturday, April 7 from 6-8 pm.
In these industrial inspired glass sculptures Koss is working on a smaller scale than he has at times in the past but he continues to challenge the limits of his glass medium. As a master of glass as a material he is able to create work that takes a variety of functions and forms. Simple dynamic elegance is evident in his vessels.
Gene Koss left the Wisconsin farmland in 1974 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. The artist then achieved a Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia. Designing, building, and planning a new glass facility for Tulane University brought him to New Orleans in 1976. Since that time, as head of the glass department at Tulane University, he has been greatly involved in the development of the city’s glass artistry.
Koss’ work has been exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana, and the Sculpture Center in New York City. His work is in several important collections including the Pan American Life Collection and the Corning Museum of Art in New York.