E-Newsletter : Issue #155 June 2020 – Introducing Kevin Gordon


June 2020

Holsten Galleries newsletter

 
Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope that you are enjoying the summer and at the same time staying safe and well. I’ve noticed that in these challenging times I am enjoying more than ever the simple joys of art, music, film and literature. I hope that these wonderful new works of glass art add some sparkle to your lives.


Quote of the Month

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

– Thomas Merton


Introducing Kevin Gordon

 


Synergy by Kevin Gordon, 14.75 x 9.5″

 


Face to Face by Kevin Gordon, 14,5 high”

Synergy
& Face to Face

by Kevin Gordon

I am pleased to have recently added a new glass artist to my online gallery. Kevin Gordon lives and works in Western Australia. He was born into a family of glass engravers and has taken many of the traditional cold working techniques and applied them to his more contemporary glass art. Kevin’s technical excellence is obvious in the selections I have included here and his artistic sensibility can be seen in all of his works. Many of his works are profoundly influenced by his love of nature.


Kevin Gordon

 


Featured Works

 

Cayuga
& Fenice

by Lino Tagliapietra

Here you have two more wonderful works from my new Lino inventory. As always, it was difficult for me to choose which works to feature in my newsletter as each one is a masterpiece in its own right.

 

"Cayuga" features the large murini that Lino has been working with lately in an unusual and exquisite palette of colors. The shape of this piece cannot be fully captured in a single image so please feel free to ask me for more views.

 

This "Fenice" is simpler in form than many others from this well known Lino series. I love the graceful form and colors of this piece.


Cayuga by Lino Tagliapietra, 17 x 12 x 9″

 


Fenice by Lino Tagliapietra, 29.35 x 18.5 x 7.75″

 

 


Hope by Latchezar Boyadjiev,
77 x 42 x 9″


Hope
by Latchezar Boyadjiev

Many and perhaps most of you are familiar with Latchezar’s cast glass sculpture but it’s unlikely that many of you have seen a piece in this scale. All the more impressive is the fact that Latchezar casts his works in the Czech Republic and transports them back to his studio in California. Beyond its monumental size, this piece has an elegant simplicity and is quite uplifting to behold. No wonder that Boyadjiev chose to entitle it "Hope."


Latchezar Boyadjiev next to Hope

 

 

 

Sea Blue
by Jon Kuhn

Most of us are accustomed to seeing Jon Kuhn’s larger scale works. This one is an especially beautiful smaller example of his iconic cube series. Despite its smaller scale, this piece has quite a strong presence and a dramatic impact. I have a wonderful short video clip of this piece so let me know if you should want to view it.


Sea Blue by Jon Kuhn, 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5″, 8.75″ high

 

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day enjoying some of the most beautiful glass art in the world. Take care and stay well.

Kenn Holsten

 

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