Author(s): Melissa G. Post, with essays by Steven Vlay Brown and Walter C. Porter.
A retrospective celebrating this Tlingit artist’s unique alchemy of Northwest Coast formline design and glass-blowing technique
In a meeting of European glass-blowing tradition and Northwest Coast design, Preston Singletary’s art depicts cultural and historical images from his Tlingit ancestry in richly detailed, beautifully hued glass. By infusing traditional formline design with fresh energy through the use of modern materials, his work pays homage to his forebears.
Recognized internationally, Singletary’s works are held in such museum collections and galleries as the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), the Seattle Art Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), the Douglas Reynolds Gallery (Vancouver, B.C.) and the Handelsbanken (Stockholm, Sweden). This beautifully illustrated retrospective of an innovative artist at mid-career accompanies a touring exhibition. It includes a DVD and features essays by Melissa Post, curator at the Museum of Glass; Steven Brown, former curator of Native American art at the Seattle Art Museum, and Walter Porter, a Tlingit storyteller.