We were planning on joining an Art Walk starting in the Warehouse District about a week and a half ago. By the time we got there it had been cancelled, the trolley garaged and the galleries shuttered. We found these compacted cubes of metal outside one of the warehouses of studios.
I couldn’t find any placards to identify these, the top image is a set of glass globes from their students; the bottom one is a close-up of a metal sculpture in the gardens.
(These pictures were shot over a week ago – everything’s shut now and we’re complying with attempts to halt the spread of Covid-19 by not going out except for necessities).
St Petersburg appears to be a home for many artists working with glass. We saw a demonstration of the art at the Morean Arts Center, all of the above were shot at the Imagine Museum and still to come is the Duncan McClellan Gallery. We haven’t made it yet to the Chihuly collection. Apologies to artists of the works above if I mis-labeled any of the works.
Click any image to see them all enlarged.
On the left of the wall, Antony Gormley‘s Apart X (2003); on the right, a man apart
from the Museum web site:
Little is known about the designer of this table, which is both a functional piece of furniture and a fantastical Surrealist sculpture. The glass tabletop rests improbably atop small balls balanced on the tips of three delicately tapering fingers, generating a sensation of tension and unease. Disembodied hands and gloves are recurrent motifs in Surrealist art, with the left hand, in particular, symbolizing the irrational. The cloudlike element from which the hand emerges also suggests a transition from the conscious to the subconscious world.