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Dale Chihuly | Saffron Seaform Pair, 2013

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“The Seaforms call forth associations with water, marine life and movement without depicting them, and that’s why they so persuasively affect us as art,” writes art critic Joan Seeman Robinson. Dale Chihuly grew up surrounded by the waters of Puget … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly | Brandywine Macchia, 2013

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It was the spirit of experimentation that led Dale Chihuly to work with all 300 colours available in his hotshop to create the Macchia series. For this series, he created a unique process that allowed him to contrast the interior … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly | Cinnabar Basket, 2013

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Dale Chihuly first established his unique approach to glassblowing while working on one of his earliest series: Baskets. This technique set the tone for the now-familiar asymmetrical Baskets, which are characterized by their delicate, organic shapes and long, trialing wraps. … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly | Chartreuse Persian Pair, 2013

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“The name Persians evokes the exoticism of the Middle East with its seas of sand, the basic material of glass. The Persians emerge as mysterious, ancient and marvelous,” notes art historian Henry Adams. The exoticism in the Persian series comes … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly | 2013 Studio Editions

"Chartreuse Persian Pair", 2013, Hand blown Studio Edition, 11 inches wide, $6,100 US

It is April 1st and at Diane Farris Gallery that means we are revealing Dale Chihuly’s new series of Studio Editions. Yes, the 2013 Studio Editions are here and, following tradition, they are even more spectacular that last years! Throughout … Continue reading

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Wesley Anderson | Pitcher Plant

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Wesley Anderson captured this wonderful Pitcher Plant from three angles. While only one would have been selected for display, seeing the images together gives some insight into his editing process and the challenges of selecting which photographs to display. Each … Continue reading

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Wesley Anderson | Various views

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As we remember Wesley though his images I keep finding myself drawn to sets of images. Flora in different stages or photographed from a variety of angles take on new meaning when seen together. Subtleties in texture and form surface … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly | Collecting Trade Blankets

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COLLECTING TRADE BLANKETS Forward to “Chihuly’s Pendletons and Their Influence on His Work”

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Opening and Artist Talks at The Reach, Jan 24, 2013

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Last week’s opening of Vicky Marshall and Pat Service’s Nest and Trees and Cascadia, which includes a major painting by Judith Currelly were well attended and set the pace of two great exhibitions. We encourage you to see the exhibitions … Continue reading

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Wesley Anderson | Seed Pods

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When most of us hear the word “flower” we think of a flower in bloom, its delicate petals, maybe even it’s foliage, but for Wesley Anderson his appreciation of flowers went much deeper than this. All stages of the plant’s … Continue reading

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