Dale Chihuly - Halcyon Gallery
11 April 2013
American artist Dale Chihuly is famed for leading the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art. In 1971, he cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State and his striking sculptures are featured in the museum collections of over 200 institutions worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Visitors to Halcyon Gallery on London’s New Bond Street now have the chance to view a temporary installation of this influential artist’s captivating work. The collection centres around ‘Sunset Red Persian Table’, a hand crafted zebra wood and glass table housing a glowing installation of fiery red ‘persians’. Above this dramatic piece, a signature Chihuly chandelier comprised of over 400 hand blown glass pieces is elegantly suspended, creating an interesting dialogue within the space. Our design team were delighted to produce a bespoke framing solution for a series of works on paper by this influential artist, now on display alongside the sculptures. Together, the collection demonstrates Chihuly as a master of colour and light and showcases his ‘affinity for interior architectural installations’.
“I like to say I work with four materials of any scale–glass, plastic, water and ice. But it is really light that makes those materials come alive.” Dale Chihuly
The installation will be on display until 30th November, 2013.