January 16, 2021 – May 2, 2021
(No charge, open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting)
Dale Chihuly, an American artist noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the glass medium, brings installations of Fiori (Italian for “flowers”) to The Society of the Four Arts beginning January 16, 2021. The two installations — which will be placed in the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden — are comprised of Black and Yellow Herons and Red Bulbous Reeds, each demonstrating the artist’s penchant for organic, free flowing forms that evoke the natural world.
“I love to juxtapose the manmade and the natural to sort of make people wonder, are they manmade or did they come from nature?” – Chihuly
Known for ambitious architectural installations in cities, museums, and gardens around the world, Chihuly utilizes a variety of media to realize his creative vision, including glass, paint, charcoal, neon, ice, and Polyvitro. Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Corning Museum of Glass.
Generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Hank Siegel / Hamilton Jewelers
With special thanks to the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation for a grant promoting the Arts
Image: Dale Chihuly, Black and Yellow Herons, 2014, Denver Botanic Gardens
© Chihuly Studio