Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Bill Lowe Gallery is proud to feature, in totemic format, eighty-four hand-blown glass sculptural elements suspended from hand woven rope masterfully created by William Morris.
William Morris’s vision is materialized through his mastery of media. It is impossible to look away as he skillfully manipulates the form of his creations; muscles glisten, sweat beads settle in the creases of his forehead, his chest expands and cheeks fill up with air – exhale. His breath forces its way through the blowpipe into the very core of the soft glass, causing it to bloom ever so gently. Morris sways and charms the glass from its natural state into something he can control - organic to inorganic. Therefore, the idea - nature, is a synonym to the material. He manipulates each item with force and grace - like a choreographed dance. He seduces and teases the soft glass until it is a tangible representation of his artistic vision.
His exquisite Animal & Idol forms, Canopic Jars and life-size figurative works echo the aura of Mesoamerican, African and Asian antiquity. They are collected by the most important museums across the globe; his private collectors form an unparalleled A-List of international glitterati and titans of business, entertainment and technology. The most prominent among these include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Seattle Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
William Morris’ work is a call toward some communal memory, a reminder that the bonds that tie us to our planet are frayed and damaged and that we might benefit from a contemplation of ancient peoples who understood, respected, and nourished those bonds.
Bill Lowe Gallery has been recognized as the South’s pre-eminent contemporary gallery for a quarter-century. The gallery is internationally acclaimed for the depth and scope of its program, curatorial excellence, and concentration on content-driven work by artists with an advanced technical mastery of their media.