Richard Marquis: The Best of the Two Worlds
6 September | 21 November 2020
Opening Saturday 5 September 2020
h 6 pm | 9pm
The Best of the Two Worlds is an exhibition in relation to "Venice & the American Glass Studio", an exhibition curated by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, which opens at the Stanze del Vetro, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the same September 5, 2020
"Richard (Dick) Marquis, a towering figure in the American Studio Glass movement, has been invigorating the art world for fifty years with works embodying a rare combination of finesse, intellect, and whimsy. The sacred side of his work is expressed through his obsessive technique (see Lord’s Prayer murine), and deep respect for history (nods to venetian artist Carlo Scarpa).
The profane side is expressed through his irreverent use of his skills (such as a bud vase formed of a four-letter expletive) and visual iconoclasm (cheap knickknacks combined with highly crafted objects).