E-Newsletter : Issue #102 July 2016 – New Artist Peter Wright

July 2016

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I’m happy to share with you some exciting new glass art in this month’s issue of Holsten Galleries News. As well as featuring new works by some of my favorite artists, I am pleased to introduce to you a New Mexico glass artist whom you may not be familiar with, Peter Wright. I hope you will enjoy spending a few moments viewing these works and welcome any feedback or questions you might have.

Kenn Holsten


"The purpose of life is washing the dust of daily life off of our souls"

– Pablo Picasso

Featured New Artist
Peter Wright

Jade Ocher Pitcher,

Mezcala MZ 12.04,
28″ x 7″ x 6"



Jade Ocher Pitcher

Mezcala MZ 12.04

by Peter Wright

Peter Wright has this to say about his own work: "I have been completely drawn in and seduced by hot glass. I am fascinated by the endless possibilities this material has to offer. I love working with color and surface, gesture and form."

These two examples of Wright’s glass sculpture exemplify his love of form, gesture, color and surface decoration. I encourage you to take a look at some of his other creations on this new page.

Featured Works:

by Lino Tagliapietra
"Saba" is an outstanding example of the maestro’s mastery of form, cane work and surface cutting. I love this combination of colors, reminiscent of a tropical sunset or perhaps a smoldering fire. As always with Lino Tagliapietra’s work, there is a je ne sais quois that makes it far more than the sum of its various parts.

Lino Tagliapietra
32 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 5 1/4″

Splash, 14" h, 9"dia

by Harry Pollitt
Another of my favorite New Mexico glass artists is Harry Pollitt. Pollit’s lost wax castings are among the most fluid and expressive examples of cast glass that I have come across. In "Splash," I love the fluidity of the lines and the use of negative space.

Patches Cloud Mini
by Nancy Callan
This new piece by Nancy Callan is a smaller variation on her well known Cloud series. A further distinction of this dramatic piece is the artist’s deliberate linear use of short pieces of cane that tend to cross each other and suggest some sort of a grid or road map.

Patches Cloud Mini,
7″ x 9″ x 4.5″


Torso in Red/Amber, 18″ x 12″ x 4″


Torso in Red/Amber
by Latchezar Boyadjiev
This figurative glass sculpture by Latchezar Boyadjiev is far more literal than many of his more abstract castings. The deep, moody red/amber colors add to the expression of this artist’s passion not only for his work but also for the female form., putting him in the good company of many famous sculptors and painters throughout the ages.


I hope you and your families are enjoying your summer and I look forward to staying in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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