Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman

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October 23, 2010 – March 11, 2012

Organized by Museum of Glass

American artist Beth Lipman is known for her complex clear glass assemblages comprising fruits, flowers and topiary forms; Scandinavian artist Ingalena Klenell is recognized for her kiln-formed clear glass often overlaid with lacework patterns. Klenell and Lipman have taught and lectured collaboratively in Italy, Sweden, and the United States, but this exhibition marks their first artistic collaboration.

Elements for the exhibition were created both individually in their respective studios and together during a Visiting Artist residency in the Museum's Hot Shop in January, 2010. From this, a new body of work emerges, combining kiln-formed, blown and sculpted glass in a sequence of installations, which engage the visitor in most unusual settings.

The exhibition comprises three vignettes, Landscape, Mementos and Artifacts. In Landscape, a path meanders around sculpted clear glass components that hang from the ceiling and rise up from the floor, creating a curtain of glass. Landscape references the pioneering writings of British author Simon Schama and the paintings of Washingtonian Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943). Showcasing cutting edge technology, Landscape is unique in the world of glass.

Mementos features an assemblage of colorless, cut, polished, and fractured "objects of desire,"—some seemingly familiar, some abstracted, all unattainable in their glass encasement. In Artifacts, light projections play over a series of sandblasted fractured glass components, which are embedded into the walls. In these ways, Glimmering Gone investigates our connection with nature and collective and personal memory.

A hard-cover catalog, published in association with the University of Washington Press, accompanies the exhibition.



Listen to original poems inspired by Glimmering Gone and composed by University of Puget Sound students:

Hallie Bateman
Sam Bourdon
Kayla Butler
John Derksen
Jamie Fletcher
Rachel Graddy
Abby Greff
Corinne Henneberg
Shannon Leftwich
Kyle McCarthy Nunes
Elisabeth Meinig
Elle Vargas



 Ingalena Klenell

 Beth Lipman


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Image credits:
Ingalena Klenell (Swedish, born 1949) and Beth Lipman (American born 1971), Glimmering Gone, 2008-2010.
Details from Mementos (blown and hot-sculpted glass, 138 x 384 x 24 inches), Landscape (kiln-formed glass, 156 x 433 x 252 inches) and Artifacts (blown and hot-sculpted glass, 117 x 419 x 11 inches). Courtesy of the artists/Heller Gallery. Photos by Russell Johnson and Jeff Curtis.

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