Artists: 60 American and Venetian artists
Venice and American Studio Glass, will be open from 5 September 2020 to 10 January 2021, at Le Stanze del Vetro. This exhibition is curated by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, former curators of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York.
Gathering together 155 outstanding glass vessels, sculptures and installations created by 60 American and Venetian artists, this exhibition will be the first to closely examine the influences of traditional Venetian glass-working techniques, as well as the Venetian aesthetic, on American Studio Glass made from the 1960s to the present.
Two artists represented by the Caterina Tognon gallery will be involved in the exhibition, as pioneers of the American Studio Glass: Richard Marquis and Toots Zynsky
Richard Marquis: Keepers is a late career survey of a towering figure in the Studio Glass movement. Marquis is known for extraordinary technique, comic sensibility, bold innovations, and iconoclastic spirit. In his 50-year career, he has consistently been gleefully inventive and unfailingly smart. His work is collected and exhibited world-wide.
Objects in the exhibition will be chosen from the artist’s comprehensive archives of his art from the 1960s to the present. Marquis calls these pieces his “keepers.”
Organized by Museum of Glass in partnership with Wichita Art Museum. Guest curated by Vicki Halper.