Opening Reception: Friday, March 4th 5:30-8:30pm
Florida CraftArt Gallery, 501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
Duncan McClellan’s fascination with glass began at age 5 when he visited a glass factory in West Virginia. Duncan never forgot the image of glowing, molten mass being formed by an expert craftsman. Today, Duncan has realized his dream by opening his own hot shop and gallery. The Duncan McClellan Gallery showcases his work along with the work of national and international glass artists who can often be seen blowing glass in the hot shop.
Florida CraftArt is honored to have Duncan McClellan as a guest curator for “Slices of Life”.
This exhibition explores the intricacies of the “Cold Work” process on blown and cast glass and how this process transforms glass work, taking it from its initial incarnation to a whole other level. Each artist approaches this aspect of sculpting glass in their own unique style and produces works that range from minimalist to intricate.
The works in this exhibition also share the artists’ intimate views of the world in which they reside, translating it through the colors, textures and forms of this unique medium. Though they share a common medium, the variety of interpretations and expression is mind-blowing from Raven Skyriver’s glass sea creatures to Stephen Powell’s intricate patterning in shapes formed atop scaffolding to the finely etched surfaces of Lisabeth Sterling’s work.
Rik Allen, Shelly Muzylowski Allen, Mariel Bass, Curtiss Brock, John Brekke, Nancy Callan, Jon Goldberg, Kerrick Johnson, Richard Jolley, Richard Logan, Duncan McClellan, Kelly O’Dell, Stephen Powell, David Royce, Tommie Rush, Davide Salvadore, Marco and Mattia Salvadore, Raven Skyriver, Lisabeth Sterling, Peter Wright, Hiroshi Yamano
Duncan McClellan Gallery, DMG School Project, Concierge Financial Organization, Inc.