Our friends over at R 20th Century just sent us an invitation for their latest gallery opening featuring the work of Jeff Zimmerman and boy are we wound up! We've always been huge fans of Zimmerman and this latest work looks as though it will not disappoint! Titled: Drawings in Glass, the exhibition opens on Thursday, November 19th and will remain on view through January 8th, 2010. Inspired by patterns in nature-such as branches, waves, fractals and flower petals -Zimmerman has re-imagined the gallery space as a three-dimensional sketchbook showcasing his exquisite glass objects, illuminated hanging sculptures and mirrorized wall relief installations. Seemingly simple, the pieces each push the boundaries of both the material and the traditions of glassblowing, creating a landscape of breathtaking, wholly unique forms.
Drawings in Glass explores the artist's experimentation with functionality and abstraction. It is also an ecstatic study in movement as the pieces explode, drip, hang and snake throughout the space, all the while reflecting the changing light as well as the surrounding objects and viewers. This is one show not to be missssssssssssssssed, so be sure and mark your calendars before something else comes slithering along and bites into your busy schedule.
(Oh...and speaking of killer-be careful of this guy who allegedly busted out of prison Halloween night!)