Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg "Journey In A Life Boat"
Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg
Journey In A Life Boat
August 3 - 28, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 2011, 5:00-7:00 PM
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Journey In A Life Boat, a solo exhibition of new mixed media sculptures and glass vessels by Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg. The artists uniquely combine the Swedish method of layering colors of glass with battuto, the Muranese technique of deeply cutting into the glass, revealing not only the colors beneath, but bringing each piece to life by increasing the transparency and harnessing the light from within. Their newest collection is comprised of mixed media sculptures that resemble sea faring vessels carrying cargo. The new metal and wood boats are a metaphor for life’s journey and the cargo, comprised of blown and deeply cut vessels, represents the people we meet throughout that journey and the possessions and artifacts we hold dear and accumulate along the way. The second body of work consists of new versions of their ongoing series of large vessels that serve as canvases for their modern and contemporary patterns derived from the battuto method and striking color palette.
Artwork by Baldwin and Guggisberg is included in the permanent collections of over 31 museums throughout the US, Europe and Middle East, including American Craft Museum (New York), Musée Ariana (Genève), Musée des arts décoratifs (Paris), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA), Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), Denver Art Museum , Die Neue Sammlung (München ), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), Houston Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Indianapolis Museum of Art, Museo del vetro (Murano), Swiss National Collection of Applied Art and The Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH). The couple has had numerous solo exhibitions and their art has been included in many group shows and art fair presentations throughout the world during their prestigious career. They live and work in Paris, France and regularly travel to Murano, Italy to perform the battuto technique and complete the creation of their spectacular blown and cut pieces.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line catalog with an essay by David Eichholtz.
David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza and specializes in non-referential abstract art and features both historic and contemporary geometric, hard edged, Op, Pop, color field, minimal and gestural abstraction in a variety of media. The gallery represents many established mid to late-career artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1960s through the 1980s. The gallery also represent estates, secondary market works, and several emerging artists.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
For additional information please contact: David Eichholtz d@DavidRichardContemporary.com