L.A. Louver Gallery is pleased to present CHIHULY: LOS ANGELES, a large installations from the artist's newest body of work, the Fiori series. Chihuly, who has recently been working in glass houses and botanical gardens, has developed the idea of creating his own teeming "garden of glass."
From the inception of his career, Dale Chihuly was involved in the American studio glass movement, establishing the glass program at Rhode Island School of Design in 1969, and co-founding Pilchuck Glass School in 1971. In 1995, Chihuly embarked on “Chihuly over Venice,” which culminated with the installation of sculptures over the canals and piazze of Venice, Italy. Four years later he presented his most ambitious installation to date, “Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem.” Chihuly has more recently created “Chihuly in the Park: A Garden of Glass” at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory (2001–2002), “Chihuly Bridge of Glass” in Tacoma (2002), “Mille Fiori” at the Tacoma Art Museum (2003) and “Chihuly in the Garden” at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (2004, ongoing). Future projects include a major installation at Kew Gardens, London.
In conjunction with:
Frank Lloyd Gallery: November 20, 2004 – January 8, 2005
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University: November 21, 2004 – March 20, 2005
For more information and visuals, please contact:
Elizabeth East, L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 USA; tel:310-822-4955; Fax 310-821-7529; e-mail: Elizabeth@lalouver.com; www.lalouver.com