Oct 6 - Oct 29 | Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5 - 8 PM
Traver Gallery is proud to present Chihuly by Dale Chihuly.
Many people think of Dale Chihuly as an artist who needs no introduction. Chihuly is a household name. We are familiar with his striking, brightly-hued sculptures and installations, having seen them in museums, botanical gardens, opera houses, and homes. We recognize his role in making the studio glass movement what it is today and credit him for introducing many of us to the potential of glass as a fine art medium.
With this exhibition, we celebrate that extraordinary history and artistic legacy, presenting select exquisite works from important series: Baskets, Ikebana, Drawings, and even the very rare Pilchuck Stumps. Soulful, earthy, lyrical, luminous, and fluid, Chihuly’s sculptures invite continued contemplation. His drawings are marked with striking, expressive lines executed in a range of rich charcoal and metallic paints. Opulent hues and subtle exacting use of color and understanding of reflected and diffuse light connect each of the unique works in the show, illustrating Chihuly’s uniquely sophisticated comprehension of glass as a sculptural medium and ability to use its innate qualities to create dynamic contemporary artworks.
Dale Chihuly’s career as an artist and notoriety among the ranks of the world’s foremost living artists is one of the greatest stories of the Northwest. Chihuly’s spectacular one of kind artworks, blown glass installations, and chandeliers have helped to catapult glass into the realm of Fine Art and have sparked the imaginations of viewers everywhere. His influence on glass art and the community is undeniable; yet it is his enduring passion, energy, and creative spirit are that makes his work unique and truly outstanding.