Dale Chihuly @ Halcyon Gallery


Among various Mayfair shop windows is a display of stunning colours and impeccably shaped glass. This glasswork belongs to Dale Chihuly, an american best known for his spectacular chandelier in the V&A entrance hall.

2012 marks fifty years of the international studio glass movement, of which Chihuly was a prominent and founding member. The exhibition at the Halcyon Gallery shows hand blown, studio glassblowing at its best. Across three floors, work from the 1990s until the present day are shown across the gallery. Notable works include the 24 foot long Mille Fiori, a garden of glass, to give the idea of a thousand flowers, so vibrant are the colours that it can be hard to believe that the structures have been formed out of glass. Also on prominent display among the glass sculptures is a 2 story gold and quartz chandelier which glitters on all levels. Additionally, drawings and paintings from the artist, portraying immense expression and movement are also on display and only enhance the glassworks.

This exhibition is beautiful and exciting. The different media to your conventional exhibition means that it is memorable, and rightly so, it is well worth a visit on the trendy New Bond Street.

Dale Chihuly’s work is on display at the Halcyon Gallery until February 29

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Lizzy Vartanian Collier is a London-based writer with a special interest in contemporary Middle Eastern Art. She has a BA in Art History and an MA in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She runs the Gallery Girl blog and has written for After Nyne, Arteviste, Canvas Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Ibraaz, Jdeed Magazine, ReOrient and Suitcase Magazine. Lizzy is also curator of Arab Women Artists Now - AWAN 2018 (London).

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