29 October 2015
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.