Museum announces major Preston Singletary glass exhibition
May 25, 2011
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May 25, 2011
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Anchorage Museum announces major Preston Singletary glass exhibition
The Anchorage Museum has booked the exhibition “Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire and Shadows,” a mid-career survey by one of the nation’s best-known Tlingit artists. The exhibition will be on view Feb. 3 through April 15, 2012 at the Anchorage Museum.
For nearly two decades, Singletary has melded the symbols and legends of his Tlingit heritage with glass to create a distinctive, powerful body of work. “Echoes, Fire and Shadows” features nearly 50 works of art, as well as original music and a documentary film. The exhibition’s signature piece, “Clan House,” is a 16-by-10-foot glass arch reminiscent of a Tlingit longhouse entrance. The exhibition is on view through September at the National Museum of the American Indian, New York.
Singletary has dedicated his life’s work to honoring Tlingit tradition while infusing it with new vitality. “It’s sort of a reclamation process of taking charge of what it is that our people do and declaring who we are — contemporary people as opposed to an anthropological study,” Singletary said.
The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Wash. Special thanks to presenters Alaska Airlines and sponsors Leonard and Norma Klorfine Foundation, Windgate Charitable Foundation and JoAnn McGrath.