E-Newsletter : Issue #016 Jose Chardiet


Publisher: Kenn Holsten

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Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge MA

Issue #16 – Fall 2006

In This Issue


Autumn in the Berkshires
It’s hard to believe it, but autumn is almost here. Our busy summer season seemed to go by even more rapidly than usual this year, and we are beginning to see the first signs of fall. October is the perfect month to visit the Bekshires and take in the extraordinary beauty of the fall colors. We hope to see many of you in Stockbridge over the next several weeks and wish you and your families a healthy and enjoyable fall season. We also look forward to greeting many of you at SOFA-Chicago, November 10-12, where we will be presenting a major exhibition of new and classic works by Lino Tagliapietra.

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Quote of the Month

“Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.” – Paul Klee

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Staff Pick of the Month:

“Metropoli Trading Card” by Jose Chardiet

Kenn Holsten:

“‘Metropoli’, by Jose Chardiet, is one of the most interesting examples I have seen of the ‘Trading Card’ series. It is very sculptural, and at the same time has reference to the much more intimate and stylized qualities of some of Jose’s other series. I particularly like the gold leaf electroplate on the sculpture’s surfaces.”

Mary Childs:

“This piece combines the best aspects of both architectural and whimsical imagery. The gold-leafed ‘towers’ with their intricate ‘windows’, rising from an almost liquid substructure, are reminiscent of imagined lost kingdoms and fond dreams on a subconscious horizon.”

Jim Schantz:

Metropoli Trading Card not only exemplifies Jose Chardiet’s technical command of his medium, but also his exploration of aesthetic metaphysical concerns. This wonderful art object is a depiction of a surreal architectural world drawing the viewer into a deeper meditation into the subconscious.

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Artist of the Month:

Jose Chardiet

Jose Chardiet received his MFA from Kent State University, where he was the Artist in Residence in 1985. He has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and the Haystack School of Crafts, and served as Professor of Glass and Sculpture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has received fellowships from the Institute of International Education, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Creative Glass Center of America.

Jose’s work can be seen in private and public collections, including those of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art Museum, the American Craft Museum in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan, and the Musee des Arts Decoratif in Laausanne, Switzerland.

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New at Holsten Galleries
This summer, Holsten Galleries was fortunate to exhibit works by three exciting artists, new to our gallery. These are: Nancy Callan of Seattle, Alex Bernstein of Worcester, and Bill LeQuier, from Vermont. Their work has received a great response, and we look forward to working with them on an ongoing basis.

Please contact us for biographical information on these artists, and for further images of their works.

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Upcoming Events:

November 10-12


Navy Pier Chicago IL.

January 12-14


Palm Beach Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL

Holsten Galleries will exhibit new works by Maestro Lino Tagliapietra at both Chicago and Palm Beach. Please call to request catalogues or for further information.

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Museum Events

Museum Exhibitions

Dale Chihuly

April 30 – October 31, 2006

Glass in the Garden: Chihuly at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 577 – 9400

June 25 – October 29, 2006

Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden

200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard

Bronx, NY 10458 – 5126

(718) 817 – 8700

April 30 – December 10, 2006

Group Exhibition: Material Matters

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 857 – 6000

May 4 – December 10, 2006

Group Exhibition: A Transparent Legacy: Studio Glass Gifted to SAM from the Collection of Jon and Mary Shirley

Seattle Art Museum

100 University St. Seattle, WA 98101 – 2092

(206) 654 – 3100

(For information on more Chihuly exhibitions, please visit www.chihuly.com.)

William Morris

September 3 – October 29, 2006

Myth, Object, and Animal

Huntsville Museum

300 Church Street South

Huntsville, Alabama 35801

(256) 535 – 4350

Marvin Lipofsky and Dale Chihuly

October 1, 2006

The Light of Day: Contemporary Prints and Studio Glass form the Permanent Collection

Huntington Museum of Art

2033 McCoy Road Huntington, WV 25701

(304) 529 – 2701

Richard Marquis

December 10, 2006

Contrasts: A Glass Primer

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 284 – 4750

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