“I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country - where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I’ve always worked with it in one form or another. Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference.”
- Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Mood Swings
16 November 2013 - 25 January 2014
144-146 New Bond Street
3 Apr 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
144 - 146 New Bond Street, London
Dale Chihuly has created architectural sculptures specifically for a temporary installation at Halcyon Gallery on view 3 April 2013 – November 2013.
The central focus of the room, the Sunset Red Persian Table, exemplifies Chihuly’s experimentation with one of his chosen mediums of hand blown glass. The hand crafted zebra wood and glass table was specifically designed to house a glowing installation of his fiery red Persians.
Suspended majestically above the illuminated table is the elegant Golden Dawn Chandelier. Created to complement the lofty ceiling of the room and the expansive footprint of the table below, this signature Chihuly Chandelier measures two and a half meters wide and is comprised of more than 400 hand blown glass elements.
Exemplifying his understanding of space and architecture, the First Light Persian Wall draws the hues and radiance of the central Chandelier to the walls. The hand blown glass forms flow across a corner of the room; softening the sharp architectural lines of the space with their organic shapes and subtle tones.
From the bright and exuberant hues of the Sunset Red Persian Table to the subtle colour balance of the First Light Persian Wall, Chihuly Illuminated is testament to his skill and mastery of colour and light. Moreover, it showcases Chihuly’s expertise and affinity for interior architectural installations: his distinctive hand blown glass creations emerge from the floor, the ceiling and the walls.
“I like to say I work with four materials of any scale–glass, plastic, water and ice. But it is really light that makes those materials come alive.” Dale Chihuly.
Untitled 1990-2012 (Blue – In)
Mauro Perucchetti, UNICUM
Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF
18 April - 12 May 2013
UNICUM, at the root of the Latin term, literally means ‘a unique example or specimen of something.’
In his new body of artwork, Perucchetti has manipulated his staple resin material, resulting in new, sculptural ways of displaying his art. These sculptures are individual testaments to the medium from which they are formed – matchless in their chemical composition, form, colour, texture and size. Yet together, they exemplify a serious achievement for the artist, cementing his place within the canon of Contemporary Art.
Alongside his new Abstract forms, Perucchetti has further developed some of his familiar icons, continuing in the vein of his recognised Hip Pop art; a Smoked Skullwith a multi-coloured helmet, a Flying Pig with Swarovski crystal wings, a Lucifer Jelly Baby with horns and a tail – icons which are universally understood, but that more importantly make very clear statements about the artist’s point of view regarding highly sensitive issues such as the global economy, environmental neglect and political unrest.
“A celebration of colour, form and technique, elements which are present in all art,UNICUM has a very unique fingerprint.”