Through December 19, 2020, The Gallery at Fort Houston is presenting CHROMA – A Contemporary Survey of American Glass. The second installment of Meredith Edmondson and Jennifer Crescuillo’s exemplary annual exhibition, CHROMA 2020 also welcomes guest juror Pam Marlene Taylor, as well as a presenting sponsorship from Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.
While the overall representation of sculptural work has increased in the past several years, the platform for glass in particular is small. And yet, the works produced by the glass community are, as a rule, consistently innovative, freely collaborative and visually dynamic. It is a medium that at once eludes and enlightens its audience, fusing intellect and intrigue through pieces that often feel openly conversational, despite their delicacy.
This year, CHROMA brings together 32 different artists from all over the country. The show contains several disciplines within the medium, including blown glass, neon, video and photography. While mostly focused on conceptual works, one also finds a very distinct nod to functional glass, deconstructing the notion that utility must be displaced for beauty.
Open viewing hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5pm; masks are required and we respectfully ask that guests are mindful of no more than 15 people in the space at one time. Guided viewing by appointment.