An Exhibition Showcasing Works by Jaroslava Brychtová and Stanislav Libenský Opens at Heller Gallery in New York
They were the power couple of the studio glass movement: Jaroslava Brychtová and Stanislav Libenský. Innovators of the mold-melting technique, which casts the material into three-dimensional objects, sculptor Brychtová and painter Libenský met in 1954 in what’s now the Czech Republic, a center of glass manufacturing and craftmanship for centuries. Together, with him sketching designs and her producing clay sculptures of those designs, they were able to translate abstract concepts into pioneering colorful and light-capturing works that nod to Czech Cubism and metaphysical philosophy; their trio of large-scale sculptures at Expo ’67 are said to have influenced such American studio glass artists as Dale Chihuly. They and their work certainly influenced Dr. Dudley and Lisa Anderson, who, with the help of Katya and Doug Heller, have amassed a sizeable Brychtová-Libenský collection, several pieces of which are on display for the first time in “Inner Light” this spring at Heller Gallery in New York. The exhibition encompasses 19 sculptures from 1958 to 2002, the year of Libenský’s death, plus four of his drawings made while he and Brychtová, who died in 2020, were teaching at Washington’s Pilchuck Glass School in 1987.
‘Ingrained’ Exhibition Explores Works in Wood By Women and Non-Binary Artists
Ingrained, a show of work by six women and non-binary artists and designers, opened at Superhouse’s petite Vitrine gallery in NYC.
Salon 94 Design Restages Kate Millett’s Judson installation, ‘Fantasy Furniture, 1967’
After more than half a century, an exhibition of surrealistic furniture by the feminist artist gets restaged.
OMA Cofounder Zoe Zenghelis Has First Solo Show in U.S. at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art
Artist and OMA cofounder Zoe Zenghelis’s first solo exhibition opens in the U.S. this spring at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Behind the Mic: Get to Know Susan Fernandez of ‘The Design Board’ Podcast
The Design Board podcast cohost Susan Fernandez, vice president at UpSpring PR, shares sources of unexpected design inspiration, podcast tips, and more.
10 Questions With… Furniture Artist Caleb Ferris
Furniture artist Caleb Ferris creates tongue-in-cheek designs that bring a sense of humor to the world of contemporary collectible design.
Unique Martin Puryear Sculpture Debuts at Storm King Art Center
Martin Puryear, perhaps best know for sculpting in wood, debuts his first brick sculpture, Lookout, at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York.