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 Sound, so it is not surprising that his work has been influenced by the sea. The artist himself has noted that “as soon as I saw the Baskets begin to look like shells and things from the sea, I pushed the idea of the transparency of glass and the sea and the water … and it all fit together in the forms.”

Saffron Seaform Pair, 2013
Handblown Studio Edition glass
Approximately 6 x 9 x 7 inches
$5,600 US*

Animated and complex, the Saffron Seaform Pair is a fluent example of Chihuly’s Seaform series. A thin crimson body wrap is skilfully applied to each piece of this two-part composition, providing a vivid juxtaposition to the rich honeyed yellow. This contrast extends the dimensional ebb and flow of the sculpture’s undulating ripples and radial design.

This 2013 Studio Edition, signed by the artist, measures approximately nine inches across and is accompanied by a Plexiglas virtine with black base for display. The set is complemented by a 110-page clothbound book, Chihuly Seaforms, which includes forty-four full-colour reproductions of this series and insightful essays by art critic Joan Seeman Robinson and author and oceanographer Sylvia Earle.

The Saffron Seaform Pair embodies the rich relationship between nature and art in Chihuly’s work.

*Price valid through March 31, 2014
Photo by David Emery

For additional information on the 2013 Studio Editions or editions from previous years, please email info@dianefarrisgallery.com.

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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 and exterior colours without blending them together – a predominant characteristic of this vibrant series. Commenting on the development of this series, Chihuly said that “when we unloaded the ovens in the morning, there was a rush of seeing something I had never seen before.”

Brandywine Macchia, 2013
Handblown Studio Edition glass
approximately 7 x 11 x 9 inches
$7,100 US*

The Brandywine Macchia illustrates Chihuly’s passion for colour. The base element, golden-coloured on the outside, features a gently rolled lip exposing the deep purple interior of the Macchia. Flecks of blue and red along the exterior and a rich teal lip wrap add further contrast and dimension capturing the sculpture’s graceful undulations. The intricately detailed interior element extends the intimate dialogue between colour and form that is at the heart of this work.

The 2013, Studio Edition is eleven inches across and signed by Dale Chihuly. The edition is shipped with a Plexiglas case for display; a copy of Chihuly alla Macchia, a fifty-two-page book with full colour photographs of Chihuly’s Macchia glass and drawings, completes the ensemble.

The Brandywine Macchia is a quintessential example of the artist’s desire to explore and experiment with colour.

 

*Price valid through March 31, 2014
Photo by David Emery

For additional information on the 2013 Studio Editions or editions from previous years, please email info@dianefarrisgallery.com.

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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. Art historian Linda Norden writes that the Baskets “manifest another kind of Chihuly magic, one that does indeed rely on his exploration of the material properties of glass, these are forms that truly make us wonder: whether the glass gathers the light or the light gathers as forms.”

Cinnabar Basket, 2013
Handblown Studio Edition glass
Approximately 7 x 7 x 7 inches
$4,600 US*

The 2013 Cinnabar Basket reveals the elegant simplicity and classic form exemplified in this series. Thin, striated black lines articulate the asymmetry of the spherical vessel, while the burnished red backdrop is accentuated by a constellation of black and yellow spots. Combined, these characteristics bring a balance of form that is both inviting and expressive.

This handblown Studio Edition measures approximately six inches in height and is signed by Chihuly. Presented in a Plexiglas display case, the ensemble is accompanied by the publication, Chihuly Baskets. This 164-page monograph further explores the fascinating series with two essays and seventy-three beautiful photographs.

Inspired, colourful, and elegant, the Cinnabar Basket captures the definitive essence of the Basket series.

*Price valid through March 31, 2014
Photo by David Emery

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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 partly from Dale Chihuly’s work at the Venini glass workshop outside Venice. It was there that he became inspired by the city’s Byzantine and Near Eastern influences, which can be seen in the dramatic rhythm that pulses through the jewel-toned colours of this compelling series.

Chartreuse Persian Pair, 2013

Handblown Studio Edition glass
approximately 7 x 11 x 10 inches
$6,100 US*

The Chartreuse Persian Pair, a 2013 Studio Edition by Dale Chihuly, couples the artist’s studied understanding of colour with his organic sense of form. The large open element is a transparent citrus green edged with a vibrant red lip wrap, which accentuates the sculpture’s scallops, spines, and swells. A pomegranate-coloured element blooms from inside the piece, bringing a brilliant touch of colour to this strikingly unique work.

The signed, handblown Studio Edition measures eleven inches across and is shipped with a Plexiglas display case as well as the hardcover publication Chihuly Persians. Fifty-eight beautifully photographed images capture the imaginative forms, and an essay by museum curator Tina Oldknow gives historical context to the artist’s Persian series.

The Chartreuse Persian Pair is a luscious example of this tantalizing series by Dale Chihuly.

*Price valid through March 31, 2014
Photo by David Emery

 

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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 April we will celebrate the 2013 Studio Editions by taking a closer look at the new forms and posting videos of Dale Chihuly’s work. Visit our blog each Thursday for an informative and fun exploration of the 2013 Studio Editions.

Each Studio Edition is hand-blown, signed by Dale Chihuly and delivered with a custom-designed Plexiglas vitrine with black base for secure and handsome display. Purchase of a Studio Edition also includes a beautiful book describing the series to which it belongs — the Fiori, Persians, Seaforms, Macchia, or Baskets.

To order your 2013 Studio Edition by Dale Chihuly or for information on editions from previous years please contact Diane Farris Gallery at info@dianefarrisgallery.com

 PLEASE NOTE: prices are valid through March 31, 2014. They rise in value by $500 US each year on April 1st until they are retired.

Photos by David Emery

Schedule of 2013 Studio Edition Features

 

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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 piece has it’s own beauty and the three together make for an interesting series. 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 and one can’t help but read the images together. 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 at The Reach in person but for those of you who can’t make it to Abbotsford, here are some pictures from the show and Artist Talk. 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 development were fascinating and beautiful to him. In this selection of transparencies Wesley captured the elegance of the final stage of these flowers through eternalizing their seed pods. Continue reading

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