gavriilux:

Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object

A few photos from the really impressive exhibition by Dale Chihuly at Halcyon Gallery, which is literally filled with these colorful hand-blown glass sculptures.

"What I’ve always really been interested in is space. Even when I made a single Cylinder or Macchia, my interest was always in space. I was thinking not of the object itself, but how the object would look in a room."

More about the artist on this telegraph article and of course his website,

Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object08 Feb 2014 - 05 Apr 2014
Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object sees the American artist respond to the interior architecture of the building – transforming the New Bond Street gallery space with his distinctive hand-blown glass sculptures.
‘What I’ve always really been interested in is space. Even when I made a single Cylinder or Macchia, my interest was always in space. I was thinking not of the object itself, but how the object would look in a room.’Dale Chihuly
In association withBentley Motors LTD

Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object
08 Feb 2014 - 05 Apr 2014

Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object sees the American artist respond to the interior architecture of the building – transforming the New Bond Street gallery space with his distinctive hand-blown glass sculptures.

‘What I’ve always really been interested in is space. Even when I made a single Cylinder or Macchia, my interest was always in space. I was thinking not of the object itself, but how the object would look in a room.’
Dale Chihuly

In association with
Bentley Motors LTD

Bob Dylan Mood Swings Exhibition

“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
Halcyon Gallery
144-146 New Bond Street
London
W1S 2PF
www.halcyongallery.com

SUMMER EXHIBITION

Opening July 2013, Halcyon Gallery will hold an exciting Summer Exhibition showcasing works from nine of their contemporary artists. Originally envisioned and curated in the figurative vein, the show is interwoven throughout with themes of beauty, womanhood and the over-indulgent cult of celebrity. One will find hand-carved, marble sculptures by Mauro Perucchetti, recognisable portraiture by Mitch Griffiths and a stunning collection of portfolio photography by the late Eve Arnold, documenting her close relationship with famed actress, Marilyn Monroe. 

http://www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/summer-exhibition-2

Lorenzo Quinn, Full Circle
Halcyon Gallery 144-146 New Bond Street W1S 2PF
20 June - 6 August 2013

International sculptor, Lorenzo Quinn, opened his new solo exhibition at Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street on the 20 June 2013, marking a pivotal moment in the artist’s career.

Entitled Full Circle, the show will feature a visible artistic progression, highlighting the sculptor’s experimentation with new mediums and subject matter, resulting in subtly abstracted ways of relaying his universal message to his viewers. New titles and finishes are interspersed with some of his more familiar works, leading to the notion of a mini-retrospective – a showcase of his creative development over the last several decades.

‘This is a new view – something I have not talked about in the past. In a way, I’m abstracting my message, my story. Before, the love was always represented by hands in different positions. Now it has morphed into representative materials: a gold stone represents faith; a red stone, the passion; stainless steel for friendship; and wood to represent the warmth of family. The figures, of course, represent the balance.’

Lorenzo Quinn

http://www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/lorenzo-quinn-full-circle 

Mitch Griffiths, Iconostasis
Halcyon Gallery 144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF
16 May - 2 June 2013

Working in oils and echoing the tableaux of the Old Masters, Mitch Griffiths produces modern paintings that address issues of identity and inclusion, obsolescence and conflict. A virtuoso painter, he employs a hyper-realist technique, working the canvas through the traditional chiaroscuro and utilising a single light source to both shape and highlight his figures on the canvas. ‘Many people say my paintings look photo-realist’, he says, ‘but it’s not what I’m trying to achieve. I’m trying to make the viewer enter MY reality.’

Touching on themes such as nationhood, iconography, ‘cult beauty’ and celebrity culture, Griffiths is holding up a mirror to society. By approaching these subjects in a bold and unyielding manner, he creates potentially uncomfortable, though compulsive viewing scenarios. Maintaining an air of sensitivity which provides a bittersweet edge, his work remains both peculiarly beautiful and profoundly disturbing. Through these contrived sets, Griffiths allows the viewer to both identify with, and question the stories that play out across the canvas.

As a new body of work, Iconostasis unfolds the blatant distinction between an individual’s desired perception of themselves and how they are actually seen. Griffiths plays with the notion that our saints have now evolved – no longer heavenly, but worshipped for their unending trials and self-promotion through the media. Griffiths’ figures exist in a state of purgatory – neither holy nor common, famed nor unknown – hanging on the edge of a nirvana which is based no longer on divinity, but instead on a false sense of ecstasy ensued by the rituals and expected behaviours of contemporary society.

http://www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/iconostasis

CHIHULY ILLUMINATED

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.

http://www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/chihuly-illuminated 

image

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.”

Simon Gudgeon TRANSITIONSHalcyon Gallery 144-146 New Bond Street1 March - 5 April 2013
tran·si·tion/tranˈziSHən/   Noun: The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
Transitions, in many ways, demonstrates a natural progression from Gudgeon’s traditional focus. Although elements of the natural world are still highly pronounced, their forms have now been acutely abstracted and many set in motion. Gudgeon is no stranger to artistic contemplation, many of his previous works having been inspired during trips abroad or constant and detailed study of his subjects; but for this inaugural exhibition, his kinetic sculptures allow him to move beyond his past oeuvre, whilst maintaining the intrinsic beauty and grace for which his art is respected and known.
Unlike most of Gudgeon’s previous works, each piece belonging to an edition, the sculptures in the kinetic range are individually fabricated with each bronze patination mixed separately. Because of this process, each piece is unique, hand-made and assembled in the artist’s studio. The singularity of the kinetic production highlights the complexity and exclusivity of each and every moment experienced in life, alluding to the notion that – nothing is permanent, nothing lasts forever.
Gudgeon’s kinetic sculptures will also be exhibited at the KINETICA Art Fair on the 28 February to the 3 March 2013. http://www.kinetica-artfair.com/
Visit the Halcyon Gallery website to find out more: http://www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/simon-gudgeon-transitions 

Simon Gudgeon TRANSITIONS
Halcyon Gallery 144-146 New Bond Street
1 March - 5 April 2013

tran·si·tion
/tranˈziSHən/   Noun: The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

Transitions, in many ways, demonstrates a natural progression from Gudgeon’s traditional focus. Although elements of the natural world are still highly pronounced, their forms have now been acutely abstracted and many set in motion. Gudgeon is no stranger to artistic contemplation, many of his previous works having been inspired during trips abroad or constant and detailed study of his subjects; but for this inaugural exhibition, his kinetic sculptures allow him to move beyond his past oeuvre, whilst maintaining the intrinsic beauty and grace for which his art is respected and known.

Unlike most of Gudgeon’s previous works, each piece belonging to an edition, the sculptures in the kinetic range are individually fabricated with each bronze patination mixed separately. Because of this process, each piece is unique, hand-made and assembled in the artist’s studio. The singularity of the kinetic production highlights the complexity and exclusivity of each and every moment experienced in life, alluding to the notion that – nothing is permanent, nothing lasts forever.

Gudgeon’s kinetic sculptures will also be exhibited at the KINETICA Art Fair on the 28 February to the 3 March 2013. http://www.kinetica-artfair.com/

Visit the Halcyon Gallery website to find out more: http://www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/simon-gudgeon-transitions 

5 February 2013 – 10 March 2013
Dylan, arguably America’s greatest living musician, has long been inspired by the place that gave birth to jazz music (the album ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ was named after the road that led from his home in Minnesota to the city). So it’s no surprise that in his later incarnation as a celebrated painter, New Orleans should prove to be his muse once again. “There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better,” wrote Bob Dylan in the first volume of his seminal autobiography Chronicles. “New Orleans,” he goes on, “unlike a lot of those places you go back to and that doesn’t have the magic anymore, has still has got it.” This is Dylan’s first exhibition in Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami, one of the most well respected curators and art critics of his time. Bonami ‘s curating career includes a major Jeff Koons retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and The Venice and Whitney Biennales. The series of 23 paintings, entitled New Orleans, pays homage to the American home of blues and jazz. Dylan’s works tell the story of this fascinating city showing decadent and dramatic scenes set in the 1940s and 1850s featuring portraits and nudes. “Night can swallow you up, yet none of it touches you. Around any corner, there’s a promise of something daring and ideal and things are just getting going. There’s something obscenely joyful behind every door, either that or somebody crying with their head in their hands… No action seems inappropriate here. The city is one very long poem.” Dylan has been an influential figure in music and culture for over five decades. The exhibition is now open at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, the Royal Palace that once held the city’s government, but now hosts major exhibitions including artists Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WZ131n7oOnA

5 February 2013 – 10 March 2013

Dylan, arguably America’s greatest living musician, has long been inspired by the place that gave birth to jazz music (the album ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ was named after the road that led from his home in Minnesota to the city). So it’s no surprise that in his later incarnation as a celebrated painter, New Orleans should prove to be his muse once again.

“There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better,” wrote Bob Dylan in the first volume of his seminal autobiography Chronicles.

“New Orleans,” he goes on, “unlike a lot of those places you go back to and that doesn’t have the magic anymore, has still has got it.”

This is Dylan’s first exhibition in Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami, one of the most well respected curators and art critics of his time. Bonami ‘s curating career includes a major Jeff Koons retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and The Venice and Whitney Biennales. The series of 23 paintings, entitled New Orleans, pays homage to the American home of blues and jazz. Dylan’s works tell the story of this fascinating city showing decadent and dramatic scenes set in the 1940s and 1850s featuring portraits and nudes.

“Night can swallow you up, yet none of it touches you. Around any corner, there’s a promise of something daring and ideal and things are just getting going. There’s something obscenely joyful behind every door, either that or somebody crying with their head in their hands… No action seems inappropriate here. The city is one very long poem.”

Dylan has been an influential figure in music and culture for over five decades. The exhibition is now open at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, the Royal Palace that once held the city’s government, but now hosts major exhibitions including artists Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WZ131n7oOnA