this exhibit is closing - Feb 10th I believe - but I finally made it to Richmond on Thursday.
Dale Chihuly is a glass artist. I love his love of color. His understanding of light. His use of reflections. This is a great exhibit.
But myself, I responded the most strongly to his Drawing Wall. Possibly because I work in two dimensional art. Possibly because of the depth and texture of his drawings. I spent a good 10 minutes on the drawing wall. Looking at the paint he used, the texture to the paint, the reflections in the paint. It looks like there might be pieces of sand or glass or some other gritty yet reflective substance in the paint and it was put on in such a painterly manner. I found it very seductive.
My mother has been to see this exhibit numerous times. She took my two older sons to see it a week ago, and my oldest daughter last fall when it opened and my middle daughter at a different time. My oldest down loaded the Chihuly phone app while she was at the museum. That is really fun.