This Weekend in the Arts 8/9-12/2019

Glass Artist Ingrid Pichler Selected as Third Summer Artist at Gallery 53

Opening Reception: Saturday August 10, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA

Exhibition Dates: August 7 to September 2, 2019

Gallery Open: Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Friday to Saturday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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Composition in Green, 14 ½” x 14 ½” fused glass by Ingrid Pichler

The Rocky Neck Art Colony welcomes glass artist Ingrid Pichler, Painting with Light, as Gallery 53’s third Summer Artist this season. The show is open from August 7 to September 3 with the Opening Reception on Saturday, August 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, located at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, is open daily from May 25 to October 14, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday, and until 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday. For more information visit rockyneckartcolony.org/gallery-53-on-rocky-neck/ or call 978-282-0917. 

In her exhibition, Painting With Light, Ingrid Pichler manipulates reflected and transmitted light. She captures everyday moments and applies them onto glass using traditional techniques such as glass painting, staining and fusing.

Pichler has worked in architectural glass for almost thirty years. Her hands-on approach has enabled her to develop a keen understanding of the transformative potential of light in the context of architectural glass. Most of her works have been commissioned, location-specific installations, utilizing a wide range of techniques from traditional painting and staining, to new innovation for fusing and casting in contemporary glass technology.

Originally from northern Italy, Pichler studied art and design, and architectural glass in the UK before moving to the United States where she now lives with her family in Massachusetts. She works from her studio in Swampscott, and guest lectures in stained glass at Salem State University.

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