Exhibition Dates: August 6, 2015 – August 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6, 5pm – 8pm
Vetri is pleased to present Doug Randall’s solo show, An Artful Life. Known for his luminous kilnformed glass, this body of work embodies Randall’s spontaneous creative process and features styles from various points of his 40 year career.
With their abstract arrangements of imagery and dramatic color contrasts, Randall has created a body of work intended to take the viewer on a journey. Combining geometric patterns, photography, and expressive doodles, his new free form basket sculptures, abstract wall panels, and quilt-like free-standing panels act as scrapbooks of his travels. The unique, undulating free form baskets are shaped by hand in the kiln and are meant to be experiential. Turn them on their sides to discover their transparent passages, pop culture references, jester patterns, and old maps embedded in their walls.
One of the first artists to show at Vetri, and a mainstay in the Pacific Northwest art and craft scene, we are excited to spotlight Doug Randall in our August show. Randall studied with many of the pioneers of kiln formed glass and worked on the research team at Portland’s Bullseye Glass Co. during its early years. He attended Oregon State University, California State University-Chico, and Pilchuck Glass School. He often teaches workshops at The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass. His work is collected internationally and shown regularly at ArtPalmBeach, SOFA Chicago, and Glass Weekend at Wheaton Arts.
Join us for the debut of this special exhibition on Thursday, August 6th, from 5pm-8pm during First Thursday Art Walk. The artist will be present.