Monday, June 25, 2012

Handblown Glass by Gary Zack at Smith Galleries

New to Smith Galleries is the handblown glass by vetran glass artist Gary Zack.

Gary has been involved with glass since 1978, as a successful commission stained artist and, more recently, as a blown glass artist. Hehas been involved with blown glass since 1994, and is mostly self-taught. His love of hot glass is founded on the immediacy and spontaneous nature of the material, as well as the interplay of color and light.

His work in blown glass involves rich, vibrant colors, and requires multiple layers of color in order to maintain the vivid contrast between exterior and interior surfaces. The application of contrasting lip-wrap finishes the pieces.

Seen above, is a spontaneous and fun loving piece, with freeform shapes and clown-like demeanor. The forms are topped with delicate applications of black and colored threads.

Smith Galleries is located in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870

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