Two Extraordinary Glass Exhibitions Showing January 27-February 24, 2017 in Sarasota
Alfstad& Contemporary proudly presents, Katheleen Mulcahy’s “Steady Flow of Cool,” and the late Ron Desmett’s “Hollowed Truths.”
In the exhibitions, Mulcahy's pieces resonate with nature's random beauty and Desmitt's blown-glass creations evoke the smoothly molded contours of hollow trees and ancient stone.
Kathleen Mulcahy: Steady Flow of Cool
The Susquehanna River was the inspiration for Mulcahy’s “Steady Flow of Cool,” exhibition where she transforms hot glass into meditations on cold, sparking water. She creates suspended crystals that appear to be drops of frozen water hanging above subtle, transparent surfaces that gently collide, fuse and intersect to create unending depths of luminosity and intensity.
Ron Desmett: Hollowed Truths
“Hollowed Truths,” which Desmett was rushing to complete at the time of his death, is a suite of mid- and small-sized glass sculptures inspired by nature, and made in nature. Desmett blew hot glass into the hollowed trunks of rotting walnut trees. The results were dark, amorphous forms of surprisingly beautiful shape. He left behind an extraordinary and hauntingly beautiful legacy, utterly unique in the world of glass. Desmett called what he did, “Making the ordinary extraordinary.”
The husband-and-wife team were co-founders of the Pittsburgh Glass Center and well-known for their innovative glass sculptures.
Show dates: January 27-February 24, 2017, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00-5:00