Echoes, Fire, and Shadows
Singletary entered the world of glassblowing as an assistant, mastering the techniques of the European tradition as he worked alongside Seattle-area artists such as Benjamin Moore and Dante Marioni. He also had opportunities to learn the secrets of the Venetian glass masters while working with Italian legends Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. The Northwest Native icons, supernatural beings, transformative themes, animal spirits, shamanism, and basketry design of Singletary's Tlingit heritage are manifested in his work, creating a unique whole that resonates on many levels and reveals a new artistic direction.
This mid-career retrospective of his work includes contributions by Melissa G. Post, Steven Clay Brown, and Walter Porter, as well as a DVD of Singletary working in his studio.
Preston Singletary's works are in museum collections around the world, including the National Museum of the American Indian; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Seattle Art Museum; Corning Museum of Glass; Mint Museum of Art; the Heard Museum; and the Handelsbanken (Stockholm, Sweden).
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"This stunning retrospective of Singletary's career includes a bonus DVD featuring Singletary at work in his studio."—Everett Public Library
"[This] is a full dress, full color art book that accompanies Singletary's mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. In three essays . . . Singletary's life and work are put into perspective. The catalog pages themselves, with one art object to a page, are the next best thing to making the trek to the Museum of Glass."—Seattle City Living
"With the show at the Museum of Glass and a beautiful career retrospective coffee-table-book catalog to go with it, Singletary is clearly hitting a career peak."—The Seattle Times
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