‘What I’ve always really been interested in is space. Even when I made a single Cylinder or Macchia, my interest was always in space. I was thinking not of the object itself, but how the object would look in a room.’ Dale Chihuly
London – A new exhibition by Dale Chihuly will open at Halcyon Gallery on 8February. Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object sees the American artist respond to the interior architecture of the building – transforming the New Bond Street gallery space with his distinctive hand-blown glass sculptures. Visitors who enter the gallery will walk beneath the Persian Pergola Ceiling, an immersive canopy of colour, form and light. It will announce the Persian seriesfocusin this exhibition that will include Persian Walls and his new Persian Crescent artworks. This is the first time Chihuly has created a Persian Pergola Ceiling for a gallery setting.
Furthering the encounter between artworks and space, three of the six new Chandeliers created for this exhibition will be suspended over ground installations. The Cranberry Spire Chandelier and Amethyst Icicle Tower will create a striking negative space between their pointed forms, the Aero Blue Chandelier willentwine with Cerise Pink Reeds and the Citron Chandelier will merge into Lime Green Fiori. Other artworks on view include Fire Orange Baskets, Macchia and Drawings.
British designer Sir Paul Smith has written the introduction to the exhibition catalogue, which will be available from the gallery from 8 February.
Halcyon Gallery has four galleries located in London and Shanghai. The exhibition opens on Saturday 8 February and runs until Saturday 5 April 2014. Link to Halcyon Gallery