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Preston Singletary: echoes, fire and shadows

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  • Medium: hardcover
  • Size: 12.25 × 9.25 inches, 152 pages
  • Reference Code: DM2009-04-01

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For nearly two decades, Preston Singletary has straddled two unique cultures — melding his Tlingit ancestry with the dynamism of the Studio Glass movement. In the process he created an extraordinarily distinctive and powerful body of work that interprets cultural and historical images in richly detailed, beautifully hued glass. Singletary has translated the visual vocabulary of patterns, narratives, and systems of Native woodcarving and painted art into glass, a material historically associated with Native peoples through an extensive network of trading routes.

This mid-career retrospective of his work includes contributions by Melissa G. Post, Steven Clay Brown and Walter C. Porter.

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Preston Singletary

Preston Singletary

Tlingit

(1963- )

Preston was born in San Francisco, California, in 1963. In 1984, he began his studies at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass school in Stanwood, Washington. Today, he remains connected to the school as both a sessional instructor and a board member, while pursing his own very successful career as an artist. Pilchuck has always fostered a milieu open to new ideas that has drawn many of the most promising students, as well as established working glass-artists, to the Pacific Northwest Coast.

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