Chihuly and Architecture, 2021
Published by Chihuly Workshop; co-distributed by Abrams
“Whether rippling like sheets of frozen water, enclosing space in a perfect sphere, or reaching out like the fingers of a fantastic sea creature, his luminous sculptures are breathtakingly beautiful. […] By grouping them in gardens, plazas, train stations, canals, and architectural masterpieces, Chihuly has also changed the face of public art.” —Eleanor Heartney
Chihuly Workshop and Abrams Books announce the release of their latest collaboration, Chihuly and Architecture. The large-format publication is available May 18, 2021 online, and at select bookstores, distributors, museum shops, boutiques, and galleries.
Chihuly and Architecture celebrates four decades of Dale Chihuly’s spectacular site–specific glass installations. This publication, which is being released in honor of the artist’s upcoming 80th birthday, examines architectural commissions, temporary art installations, and museum exhibitions. An exploration of entire rooms and galleries, glasshouses and castles, and travels from the canals of Venice to the Citadel in the Old City of Jerusalem, the book provides rare insight into Chihuly’s inspiration and global footprint.
The essayist, Eleanor Heartney, is a New York–based art critic and author of numerous books and articles about contemporary art. Her work has appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
About Dale Chihuly:
Dale Chihuly is an American artist noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the glass medium. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and his major exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice, Venice (1995-96); Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (1999); and at the de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, (2013); Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, (2016); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (2017); Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (2018); and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, (2019). Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition located at the Seattle Center, opened in 2012.
Opening May 2021:
Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom marks the artist’s first major garden exhibition in Asia. Featuring iconic large-scale installations situated within Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, this exhibition is organized in collaboration with Hustle & Bustle.
For more information visit chihuly.com