Artist Reception: Friday, August 18, 5-8 pm
New glass sculpture with imagery and iconography reflective of Tlingit culture with themes of transformation, animal spirits, and shamanism.
A glassblower by training, much of Preston Singletary’s work is hand-blown and sand-carved—favoring the distinct and subtle qualities that sandblasting can bring to the glass while simultaneously conveying the stories of his culture on the surface of each piece through the use of meticulous form line design. Totem forms, large and small, are also a steady part of the artist’s vernacular. The totems are first carved in wood and then cast in lead crystal. Luminous and powerful in their presentation, these sculptures are a testament to the boundless creative vision of the artist.