Due to the restrictions currently in place from Covid-19, the exhibition is available to be experienced online, through a 3D virtual walk through.
This new exhibition explores the work of Dale Chihuly through his fine art prints and drawings, offering new insight into his career.
Predominantly known for his pioneering glass installations, drawing has always been an important part of Chihuly’s work. It became increasingly integral to the way in which he worked particularly after losing sight in his left eye in 1976, requiring him to communicate his ideas to his team through this practise.
Comprised of twenty nine original prints and ten original works on paper, this exhibition includes prints that range from woodcuts, hand-coloured
screenprints and lithographs, as well as many embellishments
incorporated into the production of each.
Highlight pieces include Echo Floats (2018), NiijimaFloat (1991) and Venetian Drawing (1990).
Talking about the exhibition, Max Reed, Gallery Director, says: ‘We are thrilled to be showing for the first time these prints and works on paper by Dale Chihuly, who over five decades has explored new and old techniques,
pushing the boundaries of Contemporary Art to create works that transform the everyday experience. While he is globally and justly renowned for his installations and glass artwork, it is arguably on paper that these ideas initially emerge and are subsequently revisited, resulting in a creative collision that gives rise to astonishing works of beauty and depth.’
You can view the exhibition now until the 1st May here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=g2mBHz3G2aJ