St. Petersburg, Fla. – Warehouse Arts District (April 1, 2014) – The Duncan McClellan Gallery is pleased to announced that we will co-curate the opening exhibit in the new gallery space at the Chihuly Collection!
The Chihuly Collection in St. Petersburg, which houses the $7 million Chihuly glass collection, has reconfigured their space to include a new 800-square-foot gallery for special exhibitions and a 2,500-square-foot gift shop.
The opening exhibition will include over 15 of the artists represented in the Duncan McClellan Gallery and will run from April 3 through May 15. Exhibiting artists will include Kim Goldfarb, Peter Houk, Duncan McClellan, Paul J. Nelson, Marc Petrovic, Stephen Pon, Lisabeth Sterling, Jacob Stout, Richard Royal, Veruska Vagen, Hiroshi Yamano, Peter Wright and this piece, Salacious Lurid Sniffer, by Stephen Rolfe Powell.
Duncan McClellan’s fascination with glass began at age five, when he visited a glass factory in West Virginia. Duncan never forgot the image of the glowing, molten mass being formed by an expert craftsman. After successfully working with leather and clay, he finally had the opportunity to learn to blow glass at a studio in Ybor City, Florida in 1987. Duncan continued to follow his passion, studying the creation of large form glass vessels with Fred Kahl and John Brekke, two instructors and artists working at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop.