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Showing For: June, 2019

Preston Singletary at Blue Rain Gallery

See a new collection of blown glass art by Preston Singletary and collaborative pieces with Preston Singletary and Harlan Reano debuting at Blue Rain Gallery in August. 

Join Preston Singletary at Blue Rain Gallery for two entirely new collections of art, the first featuring collaborative works with the artist Harlan Reano and an additional collection of new blown glass pieces by Preston Singletary.

See both exhibitions at Blue Rain Gallery August 16th – 31st, 2019.


Synergy: A Collaboration in Glass
Preston Singletary & Harlan Reano

New Glass Sculptures
Preston Singletary

Join Preston Singletary for the Artist Reception on Friday August 16th, 2019 from 5 – 8:00PM.

 

Raven Rattle
Preston Singletary
Blown and sand carved glass
26.5” x 12” x 8.5”

 

Killer Whale Modernist
Preston Singletary
Blown and sand carved glass
22.5” x 20.5” x 4”

 

Spinning in the Air
Preston Singletary
Blown and sand carved glass
38” x 19” x 7”

 

Wildflower Vase
Preston Singletary & Harlan Reano
Blown and sand carved glass
12.5” x 14” x 9”

 

Starline
Preston Singletary & Harlan Reano
Blown and sand carved glass
10” x 11” x 11”

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Raven and the Box of Daylight at the Museum of Glass

Explore the new dynamic "Raven and the Box of Daylight" traveling exhibition at the Museum of Glass. 

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight
Currently on view at the Museum of Glass until September 2nd 2019


Join the Museum of Glass for “Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight”, which tells the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This traveling exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience.

This unique exhibition is currently on view at the Museum of Glass until September 2nd and will then travel to the Wichita Museum of Art for the winter of 2020.

 

 
 
 
Entry to "Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight", currently on view at the Museum of Glass. 

 

White Raven

Blown and sand carved glass

19.25" x 9" x 14" 

 

Killer Whale Man

Blown and sand carved glass

30.5" x 17" x 17" 

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New Collaborations with Harlan Reano

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming collection of new collaborative works by Harlan Reano and Preston Singletary. 

Recently the Preston Singletary Studio was pleased to host artist Harlan Reano, a leading potter from New Mexico, to work on their new collection of collaborative art in blown glass. New sculptures by Preston Singletary, along with these collaborative pieces with Reano, will be presented at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM August 16th – 31st, 2019. More details about this upcoming exhibit at: www.blueraingallery.com

 

Harlan Reano drawing the designs for the new pieces.

 

 

Wild Spinach Vase

Preston Singletary and Harlan Reano

Blown and sand carved glass

12.5" x 13" x 9"

 

 

Preston Singletary cutting the design work, prior to the piece being sand blasted. 

 

 

 

 

Starline

Preston Singletary and Harlan Reano

Blown and sand carved glass

10" x 11" x 11"

 

 

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Preston Singletary Current Exhibitions

See Preston Singletary's current exhbitiions at the Museum of Glass and the Traver Gallery. 

Current Exhibitions


 

Illuminated Forest
April 4th – 27th, 2019
Traver Gallery - Seattle, WA. 

The Illuminated Forest, the newest exhibition by renowned Tlingit artist, Preston Singletary, is a poignant tribute to a sacred natural realm; a realm where, according to Tlingit mythology, the Shaman resides. Always interested in connecting the traditions of storytelling in Northwest Coast Native society with contemporary culture and politics, Singletary brings fresh and newly imagined imagery to this most recent body of work. His blown and carved glass sculptures elegantly meld the traditional form-line design and iconography with modern forms, colors, and gestures; calling attention to the cultural threads that connect the two distinct temporal realities they represent.

Preston says of this show, “In the Tlingit territory, the forest is where the Shaman lived. In stillness and solitude, they observed nature and how the animals behaved. They learned about medicinal plants and connected with animal spirit helpers. From the forest came the cedar bark and spruce used to weave baskets, hats, and garments. Trees were harvested to make totem poles to illustrate clan histories and make utilitarian objects such as bowls, spoons, boxes, tools for hunting, and canoes for transportation. The forest is also home to the animals; bears, wolves and supernatural animals such as the Cannibal Giant and Kushtaka, the land otters. These are the images of the illuminated forest”. - Text courtesy of Traver Gallery

 

Transforming Killer Whale

Cast lead crystal

35.5" x 10" x 10"

 

Raven and the Box of Daylight
Currently on view until September 2nd, 2019
Museum of Glass - Tacoma, WA.

Raven and the Box of Daylight is the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This story holds great significance for the Tlingit people. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience.

The glass art of Preston Singletary is rooted in the narrative of Raven and the Box of Daylight. Artwork in the exhibition will be supported by the research of Walter Porter, a Tlingit mythologist and historian. Porter’s research provides a unique perspective about Tlingit cultural stories. He was well-known for his comparative work regarding other culture’s mythologies to the Raven story, and his research will be used to draw connections to universal themes and perspectives.

Visitors will be immersed in Tlingit culture through a dynamic, multi-sensory environment. Art objects and exhibition text will be supported by audio and video elements. This will include recordings by storytellers, music, recordings of Pacific Northwest coastal sounds, and a backdrop of shadows and projected images. The exhibition is active, surprising, and dramatic, and engages the viewer through sight and sound.

Oral histories and narratives are an essential part of the survival of Tlingit culture. Recordings of Tlingit storytellers will introduce visitors to the art form of Tlingit oral tradition. These oral performances tell the story of Raven and the light and include original music and sound effects to further enhance the visitor experience. "Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight"  takes visitors on an experiential journey with Raven, and the transformation of darkness into light. – Text courtesy of Museum of Glass

This exhibition will be traveling to The Wichita Art Museum (2019) and The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. (2020).

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Hot Shop Sneak Peek

Get a behind the scenes look at the Preston Singletary Studio hot shop. 

Take a behind the scenes look at the Preston Singletary Studio hot shop team as they work on new pieces created in blown glass. Pictured below are Preston Singletary, Sean Albert, Janusz Pozniak, Ross Richmond, and Dave Walters. Photos courtesy of Preston Singletary Studio.

 

 
 
 
 

Photo by Sean Albert

 


See Pieces by Preston Singletary at These Exhibitions:

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight
Museum of Glass
Currently on view until September 2, 2019

Raven and the Box of Daylight is the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This story holds great significance for the Tlingit people. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience.

 

Illuminated Forest
Traver Gallery
April 4th – April 27th, 2019

Visit the Traver Gallery for the "Illuminated Forest" exhibition featuring new blown glass sculptures by Preston Singletary. Attend the Opening Reception on Thursday April 4th, 5-8:00 PM.

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