Meet the Maestro: Matthew Curtis
From his Queanbeyan (Australia) studio, Matthew predominantly works with a minimalist aesthetic, making contemporary glass artworks, from exquisite objects to life-sized sculpture works. He has been exhibiting internationally for twenty years, participating in prestigious art fairs, as well as many international and national solo and curated exhibitions.
His work is widely represented in private and public collections, including the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Palm Springs Museum and the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra).
Coming up next month: Duncan McClellan
Meet the Maestro: Duncan McClellan
August 4th, 2018
10:00am (Refreshments at 9:30am)
Winterowd Fine Art
710 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Recap of last month's Maestro: Timothy A. Stover
The phrase “broken glass” carries with it a negative connotation. We are taught that glass is fragile, and when broken, can be dangerous. We often do not stop to see the shimmering iridescent beauty that occurs. The “breaks” undulate and refract light in ways that cannot be duplicated by hand or machine. Tim’s body of work explores the dichotomy between the imperfections of the fragments and the beauty that can be achieved by restoring them. Broken pieces can be reassembled with the intention of exploiting unpleasant results as a springboard to entice the viewer to look deeper into the confines of the glass. This creates a new dimension inside the sculpture that could only be achieved with the medium of glass.
Tim has a B.F.A. from the University of Toledo (2006) and an M.F.A. in Glass (2013) from Kent State University. Additionally, Tim has experienced numerous supplemental other education opportunities to develop his unique skill set and artistic vision, including at Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck and the Pittsburg Glass Center.