Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object in London
The famed sculptor displays his dynamic work
The 72-year-old's work has long been a firm favourite of glamorous hotel lobbies and stores the world over, including an aquatically themed structure in the foyer of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, the famous 'Glass Ceiling' at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and more recently the grand chandelier in Harrods – and now, American glass sculptor and entrepreneur Dale Chihuly is presenting his work in a new exhibit in London.
The pieces are each considered unique to the field of blown glass, "moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture," so say the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The technical difficulties of working with glass forms are considerable, yet Chihuly uses it as the primary medium for installations and environmental artwork.
Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object runs until April 5 at the Halcyon Gallery, London