Tlingit Modernism

Preston Singletary Solo Exhibition

The Douglas Reynolds Gallery is presenting Preston Singletary's first solo exhibition in Canada from October 21 to November 18, 2023.

Doors open: Saturday, Oct 21 at 12:00 pm
Artist Talk: 2:00 pm

Preston Singletary is of Alaskan Tlingit ancestry, and has been working with hot glass for over 40 years. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture. In his Artist Talk, Preston will discuss the development of his work and the arc of his career.

11 items

Tlingit Basket, Cobalt/Blue
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work i...

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture.

$4,000.00

Tlingit Basket, Sky/Blue
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work i...

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture.

$4,000.00

Tlingit Basket, Blue/Midnight
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work i...

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture.

$4,700.00

Tlingit Basket, Light Green/Red
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work i...

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture.

$6,100.00

Winged Ones Above
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work i...

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture. Eagle is an especially prominent figure in artwork on the Northwest Coast. There is a large population of eagles along the coast of the Paci...

$33,000.00

Raven Protects the Children
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work i...

Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture. Raven is one of the most recognized figures in Northwest Coast art and oral tradition. Viewed oftentimes as a transformer and a trickster, R...

$38,000.00

Water Protector
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Collaboration with Joe David  Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Mode...

Collaboration with Joe David  Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture.

$38,000.00

Tlingit Basket, Smoke/Midnight
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He refere...

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He references objects like the traditional spruce root baskets from his Tlingit heritage in his glasswork as a way of rethinking and re-contextualizing the item. In doing so he imbues these pieces with the elegance and beauty that the traditional woven forms are so well known for.

$4,400.00

Tlingit Basket, Amber/Midnight
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He refere...

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He references objects like the traditional spruce root baskets from his Tlingit heritage in his glasswork as a way of rethinking and re-contextualizing the item. In doing so he imbues these pieces with the elegance and beauty that the traditional woven forms are so well known for.

$11,000.00

Tlingit Basket, Cornflower/Cedar
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He refere...

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He references objects like the traditional spruce root baskets from his Tlingit heritage in his glasswork as a way of rethinking and re-contextualizing the item. In doing so he imbues these pieces with the elegance and beauty that the traditional woven forms are so well known for. 

$11,000.00

Tlingit Basket, Amber/Orange
Preston Singletary (Tlingit)

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He refere...

Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary is well known for these beautiful basket forms. He references objects like the traditional spruce root baskets from his Tlingit heritage in his glasswork as a way of rethinking and re-contextualizing the item. In doing so he imbues these pieces with the elegance and beauty that the traditional woven forms are so well known for.

$4,700.00