Douglas & McIntyre
Preston Singletary

Book details:

September 2009
ISBN 978-1-55365-436-0
Hardcover
8 1/2" x 11"
128 pages
55 colour illustrations, more than 45, DVD included b&w illustrations
Art / Aboriginal Art
$60.00 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Preston Singletary

Echoes, Fire, and Shadows

A retrospective celebrating this Tlingit artistís unique alchemy of Northwest Coast formline design and glass-blowing technique

In a meeting of European glass-blowing tradition and Northwest Coast design, Preston Singletaryís art depicts cultural and historical images from his Tlingit ancestry in richly detailed, beautifully hued glass. By infusing traditional formline design with fresh energy through the use of modern materials, his work pays homage to his forebears.

Recognized internationally, Singletaryís works are held in such museum collections and galleries as the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), the Seattle Art Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), the Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, B.C.) and the Handelsbanken (Stockholm, Sweden). This beautifully illustrated retrospective of an innovative artist at midcareer accompanies a touring exhibition. It includes a DVD and features essays by Melissa Post, curator at the Museum of Glass; Steven Brown, former curator of Native American art at the Seattle Art Museum, and Walter Porter, a Tlingit storyteller. www.prestonsingletary.com

About the Author

Melissa G. Post

Melissa G. Post is curator at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and publishes, lectures and judges exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has ...

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