WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.- Schantz Galleries
is presenting LINO 2O2O | La Dolce Vita, at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Lino Tagliapietra has exhibited with Schantz Galleries in over 25 solo shows. This exhibition is a testimony to the Maestros love for his glass and the importance it holds in his life. Utilizing his classic forms and a full spectrum of color, each work is seems to be filled with gratitude for La Dolce Vitathe sweet lifewhich, through his creations, he reminds us to see in the world.
In addition to the blown glass sculptures, and a Masai wall installation, Schantz Galleries is exhibiting two large scale Totemic installations to be premiered for the first time in the USA., arriving directly from Murano.
This exhibition, Linoʼs 26th solo show with Schantz Galleries, will feature a new "Totem" structure alongside his spectacular pedestal and wall mounted artworks. Utilizing his classic forms and a full spectrum of color, this exhibition is a testimony to the Maestros love for glass and the importance it holds in his life. This collection truly reflects his pleasure at making the work, with vibrant colors and his use of murrini and cane to achieve unique designs and patterns. His iconic "Dinosaurs" twist and bow gracefully, their bodies a symphony of blue and green, red and blue murrini. Forms like "Cayuga" perform a mystical shape-shifting dance. "Waka Waka" recalls tribal baskets of Africa, and "Nassau" flaunts its dramatic tropical flora. Each work by Lino is filled with gratitude for La Dolce Vitathe sweet lifewhich, through his creations, he reminds us to see in the world.
Lino Tagliapietra was born in 1934 in Murano, Italy and became an apprentice glassblower at 11 years old. He exhibited an immense dexterity for glass and was appointed the title of Maestroan honor reserved for only the best glassblowerswhen he was just 21. In 1979, Lino visited Seattle for the first time and introduced students at the Pilchuck Glass School to the long tradition of Venetian glassblowing. This cross-cultural collaboration helped shape the identity of American glassblowing and offered Lino an opportunity to expand his horizons internationally. His work is held in permanent and private collections worldwide, including: the Norton Museum, Palm Beach, Florida; Tokyo National Modern Art Museum, Japan; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has taught throughout the U.S. and internationally including in Australia, Turkey, and Japan. World-renowned and revered for his incredible manipulation of glass and innovative creations, the Maestro splits his time between Murano, Italy and Seattle, Washington.
Schantz Galleries features a museum-like collection of contemporary glass art in the heart of the Berkshires of Massachusetts. With an impressive roster nationally and internationally recognized artists exhibited throughout two floors of galleries, visitors will be introduced to awe inspiring masterpieces in every technique and interpretation imaginable.