The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, May 25, 2018

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to Offer Retrospective of Three Contemporary Artists Working in Glass
Laura de Santillana (Italian, b. 1955), "Flag 12", (Giallo/Nero Diverso/Nero Diverso), 2008. Hand-blown glass and shaped glass. Courtesy: The Artist and Barry Friedman Ltd.

KANSAS CITY, MO.- Three important contemporary artists who live in Venice and work on the island of Murano will be featured in the first exhibition of contemporary glass at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art when Venice. 3 Visions in Glass opens March 6. The exhibition closes Aug. 15. The Nelson-Atkins will be the first of three museum venues for the exhibition. The other venues are The Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Fl., and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

“The Nelson-Atkins does not have a contemporary glass collection, and it is our hope that this exhibition of exceptional pieces by three of the foremost contemporary artists employing glass will stimulate interest in Kansas City and benefit the community and institution by exposing more people to the possibilities of this exciting and beautiful medium,” said Catherine Futter, the Helen Jane and R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Curator of Decorative Arts.

The three artists featured are:

• Cristiano Bianchin, a native Venetian, born in 1963, who creates monochromatic vessels and sculptures often sheathed in crocheted hemp and topped with found objects. By combining glass with other media, he has created a series of glass Urns that are conceptual as well as elegant. Their interior spaces suggest historical antecedents and the passage of time. The human condition and form are fundamental themes in his work.

• Yoichi Ohira, born 1946, is a Japanese artist who has been living and working in Venice for more than 35 years. Ohira’s impressive and unique works are an integration of Japanese aesthetics and traditional Italian glass techniques. His new and innovative Cristallo Sommerso series uses colorless glass vessels within vessels to create a dynamic tension between interior and exterior forms. These quiet sculptures often reference the abstracted human body. Ohira’s Calle di Venezia series presents the viewer with a window into a world of highly saturated abstract mosaics. Ohira’s work is technically challenging and visually stunning. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including The Corning Museum of Glass’ Rakow Commission as the top artist working in glass in 2001.

• The works of Laura de Santillana, born in Venice in 1955, are richly saturated and organic in nature. With her modernist perspective on this traditional material, de Santillana creates sculptural and glowing compositions of shifting and pure color. Her Flag sculptures employ the sophisticated Italian incalmo technique where glass vessels are blown and then collapsed to create flat stele. The surfaces have a luminous quality nearly impossible to achieve with paint and canvas.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art | Catherine Futter | Cristiano Bianchin | Yoichi Ohira | Laura de Santillana |

Today's News

January 6, 2010

National Portrait Gallery Commissions New Painting of Prince William and Prince Harry

American Color Field Artist, Kenneth Noland, Dies at the Age of 85

Iraqi Police Seize Artifacts on Tuesday Amid Smuggling Fears

Report Says Smithsonian Museums Saw Jump in Visits Last Year

Christie's New York Announces Americana Week 2010

Fresno Metropolitan Museum Closes its Doors and Says Goodbye

Saatchi Gallery to Present "One of the Masterpieces of the Modern Age"

Miami International Art Fair to Feature Renowned Artists

Sharon Lockhart Shows New Work at Gladstone Gallery

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Opens January Shows

Everson Museum of Art Makes Major Financial Impact on the Local Community

Skull Linked to Secret Yale Society to be Sold at Christie's

Hubble Space Telescope Shows Earliest Photo of Universe

Spain's European Union Art Installation by Daniel Canogar Sidesteps Controversy

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to Offer Retrospective of Three Contemporary Artists Working in Glass

Northern Illinois University Art Museum Presents "Root Hog, or Die!"

Tate Exhibition will Explore the Defining Subjects of Henry Moore's Work

Eskenazi to Show Recent Work by Li Huayi in New York During Asia Week

Battle Flag Preservation Efforts Hit by Money Woes

9/11 Museum Gets 'Dear Hero' Collection of Notes

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

2.- Exhibition at Fotohof focuses on groups in society who are at risk of marginalisation

3.- John Brennan collection of Rock n Roll memorabilia offered at RR Auction

4.- A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

5.- Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

6.- 'Mad' king Ludwig II of Bavaria lost gift to composer Richard Wagner gets rare show

7.- New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

8.- Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

9.- New York art sales near $3 billion in two weeks as uber-rich hunt trophies

10.- Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Related Stories

James Naismith's Original Rules of Basket Ball to Be Shown at the Nelson-Atkins

Nelson-Atkins to Take Visitors on Quite a Ride; Shuttlecarts Launch with Monet Exhibition

New Mobile Guide Program Premieres at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Vibrant Watercolors by Alfred Jacob Miller Capture Spirit of the Early American West

Rare Chinese Woodblock Prints on Display at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Former Director of the Nelson-Atkins Ted Coe has Died

Modern Science Reveals Secrets of Nelson-Atkins 2,500-Year-Old Mummy

Julián Zugazagoitia Begins as New Director of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Julián Zugazagoitia Begins as New Director of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Clare Twomey's First Solo Exhibition in the United States Will Be at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful