Monday, March 28, 2011

Saturday, March 25th Part III: Duncan McClellan Gallery, a Sneak Preview of "Immigrant Impact".

Duncan McClellan is a well-known and widely respected artist working in glass. Using the Overlay and Graal techniques to great effect. His work has won numerous awards and is in many major private, public and corporate collections. He also has a gallery in his large industrial fortress-like studio. He was gracious enough to allow us in and get a sneak preview of the soon-to-open "Immigrant Impact" show in conjunction with the NCECA convention this week. The show is curated by Elizabeth Kowalski, and it looks great from what's already up.

There were no tags yet on the work, so all I can say attribution-wise, is that it's probably from Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Mika Negishi Laidlaw, Juan Carlos Navas, or Ivan Albreht.

This is not part of the "Immigrant Impact" show. It is titled "Golden Ribbon Vessel", and made by Jennifer McCurdy. The picture is in black and white. It was wheel-thrown porcelain, carved altered and incised. Interior surface gilded with 23 ct gold leaf. See more of Jennifer's work at: [Link]

This is one of Jennifer's Wave Vessels...also porcelain, incised.

I saw a large number of strong works in glass, by Duncan and artists he represents while making my way around the ceramics.

This is "Lotus" by Stephen Pon, pate de verre.

Below, right is "Little Boat", by Stephen Pon.

Above, "Ouroboros", by Stephen Pon. Pate de Verre and glass.

Again, a special note of thanks to Duncan McClellan for his warm welcome.

--- Luis


  1. Great preview write up. The actual show on the 31st was amazing. It's still showing until April 9th too! Thanks for sharing Luis

  2. Hi Luis,
    We met at Duncan's gallery a couple months ago. I just wanted to remind you about another Duncan McClellan Event on July 9th. Here's the URL for more information. We'd love to see you there!