Shanghai Opening: ‘A Thread of Light’ Glass Art Exhibition

Shanghai Opening: ‘A Thread of Light’ Glass Art Exhibition

A year-long show that started in Taipei, Taiwan in September 2019 at the Liuli Museum is traveling to a new home in Shanghai in April 2020.

‘A Thread of Light’ exhibiting from the 9th of April at Liuli Shanghai, brings together the work of nine leading British Glass Artists. Their work collectively can be found in collections of 70 renowned museums worldwide. The thread in the title refers to the way each is connected to Colin Reid, from his teacher – Keith Cummings to the several artists who learned their craft in his studio.

Colin Reid, Master Glass artist and pioneer in kiln cast glass has been instrumental in nurturing new talent, just as he was inspired by his college lecturer, Cummings.

Bruno Romanali, Angela Jarman, Sally Fawkes, Fiaz Elson, Joseph Harrington, Richard Jackson and Karen Browning, who all at some time served as assistants at Colin’s studio, have gone on to become glass artists in their own right. Some of their finest work is shown in the exhibition reflecting the pinnacle of contemporary kiln cast glass art in the UK.

Liuli Studio, hosting this landmark exhibition, was founded in 1987 by Chang Yi and Loretta Hui-shan Yang, growing from a modest studio in Taiwan to 41 galleries worldwide.

The show is curated by Chang Yi and Prof Andrew Brewerton, Principal of Plymouth College of Art.

Brewerton states, “This exhibition has a very special kind of intimacy as well as historic significance. Nine artists, three generations. A single luminous, vitreous medium developed successively across a rich diversity of creative practice. Glass history, and the international studio glass movement, in the making.”

Exhibition Details:

Taipei - Sep 8, 2019 -- Mar 8, 2020
LIULI Museum Taipei:
No.133, Guang-Fu S. Rd., Xin-Yi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C

Shanghai – Apr 9, – Sep 2020

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