Pratt Manhattan Gallery “Bright Futures: New Designs in Glass”

Saturday, February 4th, 2012 - Modern Interior

by Jennifer Nalewicki | Friday, February 3, 2012

Aisslinger Pratt

Werner Aisslinger, “Mesh Vases,” 2008. Hand-blown glass with textile mesh print and silver-coated interior. Courtesy of Studio Aisslinger & CIAV Meisenthal.

To celebrate two pioneers of the art glass world, Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino, Pratt Manhattan Gallery is holding “Bright Futures: New Designs in Glass,” an exhibit showcasing works created by artists from around the globe. The exhibit is guest curated by Sarah Archer, chief curator at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and includes such pieces as “Branching Bubble Light,” a swiveling chandelier of multiple orbs by Manhattan’s Lindsey Adelman Studio, and hand-blown candy-colored “Mesh Vases” by Berlin-based designer Werner Aisslinger. Archer selected each piece to portray a different aspect of art glass, from glassblowing to casting to more recent developments like the Apple iPhone’s touchscreen.

Ingo Maurer Amiram Biton Pratt

Amiram Biton, “Biton_Liquid,” Israel Liquid, 2010. Hand-blown glass. Courtesy of Amiram Biton. Ingo Maurer, “Luester Light,” Munich, Germany and New York, 2003. LEDs encased in sheets of glass. Courtesy of Ingo Maurer, LLC.

The free exhibit is part of a nationwide celebration marking the 50th anniversary of studio art glass in the United States and will include more than 160 exhibits, festivals, and lectures at museums, galleries, and universities across the nation. Pratt’s display will be on view from February 10 through May 5 with an opening reception on February 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. open to the public.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery is located at 144 W. 14th St., Second Floor, New York. For more information or for hours, visit pratt.edu or call 212/647-7778.

Liana Yaroslavsky Pratt

Liana Yaroslavsky, “Maure de Venise table” Paris, France, 2009. Venetian-style chandelier enclosed in plexiglass. Courtesy of Liana Yaroslavsky.

Images courtesy of Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

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