Leaning Trees and Tossed Rocks; Seafield Creek
We are also delighted to present Leaning Trees and Tossed Rocks; Seafield Creek, a new exhibition by esteemed Traver Gallery artist Dick Weiss. Known for his formal explorations of color, light, and abstraction in leaded glass, Weiss winds a lively color palette and joyful juxtapositions of forms into this newest body of work. His unique use of negative space and clear glass invites architectural and natural surroundings to become an active and changing part of his compositions. Likewise, Weiss draws inspiration from such environments, referencing bending trees, stacked stone walls, and rocky tidal beaches in his vivid glass compositions.
Weiss was born in Everett, Washington, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. He began teaching at Pilchuck Glass School in 1982 and has completed commissions for the Bellevue Art Museum, Washington, the Port of Shanghai, Shangai, China, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington, and the University of Washington, Seattle. His is included in impressive collections worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.