Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents internationally-renowned glass artist, Frantisek Vizner’s, “Czech Glass Modernism” opening Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5-8 PM. Our show features early career stage of Vizner's functional glass vessels whose timeless design was rooted in the avant-garde design of the 1930s. This exhibit will run thru 3-6-14.
Frantisek Vizner's (1936-2011) minimalist glass creations can be found in museums, and public and private collections across the world. After mastering basic skills at the Specialized School of Novy Bor, he studied at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts under the legendary Professor Karel Stipl from 1956-62. He then moved into the government-organized Czech glass industry, as a designer of pressed glass sculpture. He produced over 20 designs thru 1967 when he moved to the noted Skrdlovice glassworks to produce limited run hot-worked designs.
In 1977, he left Skrdlovice to set up his own studio and focus on the unique studio works for which he is best known. His first exhibition abroad was held in Paris followed by multiple galleries shows in Zurich, Vienna and New York. Perhaps one of his most famous works is a large scale installation in Karlovo Námêsti underground station in Prague which was completed in 1981.
Our show "Czech Glass Modernism" will primarily feature Vizner works leading up-to and during his time with Skrdlovice glass. Two other period Czech glass sculptures will also be show.
As a reminder, Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is located in Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights in the Mossman Shopping Center at 7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE in-between Louisiana and Pennsylvania Blvds. Gallery hours are Monday thru Saturday: 10AM - 6PM. For more information, please contact us by phone at 505-855-7777 or via our new e-mail addresses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, our artwork can be viewed at www.palettecontemporary.com.
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