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Aventurine Star X, made of glass, copper, and silver. Michael Glancy, 2015-2016.

New York’s Heller Gallery specializes in glasswork. This past November, they exhibited a selection of Michael Glancy’s work at Chicago’s SOFA gallery during their annual fair featuring functional, artistic and design objects. Glancy’s work, some of which is on permanent display in New York’s Metropolitan Museum, is set apart from others in the sector due to the metallic sculptural effects his traditionally-shaped vases tend to have. Michael creates glass pieces that ignore the material’s fragility, opting for surfaces that resemble inlaid stone or with unusual textures and ramages, all showing expert technique. His creations are more than handmade objects; they seem to be products of magical alchemies. His opulent style could be defined as organic/geologic, and has earned much recognition and exhibitions.

Radiated Cerulean Star X, made of glass and copper. Michael Glancy, 2015.
Lapis-Coral Reverberation, made of blown glass and copper. Michael Glancy.
Mapping Black, made of glass, copper and silver. Michael Glancy, 2013.
Primordial Star X, made of glass and copper. Michael Glancy.

WHERE: Festival Hall, Navy Pier – 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

New York’s Heller Gallery specializes in glasswork. This past November, they exhibited a selection of Michael Glancy’s work at Chicago’s SOFA gallery during their annual fair featuring functional, artistic and design objects. Glancy’s work, some of which is on permanent display in New York’s Metropolitan Museum, is set apart from others in the sector due to the metallic sculptural effects his traditionally-shaped vases tend to have. Michael creates glass pieces that ignore the material’s fragility, opting for surfaces that resemble inlaid stone or with unusual textures and ramages, all showing expert technique. His creations are more than handmade objects; they seem to be products of magical alchemies. His opulent style could be defined as organic/geologic, and has earned much recognition and exhibitions.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.