Glass artist Preston Singletary: new colors, new forms at Traver Gallery
Seattle glass artist Preston Singletary expands his palette in "Confluence," an exhibit of new work at Traver Gallery through May 13.
Preston Singletary: 'Confluence'
The Tlingit-inspired glass art of Preston Singletary takes unusual turns in "Confluence," his new show at Traver Gallery.
He pushes his palette of colors in fresh directions: orange and russet in "Salmon in the Forest," slate-gray and pale blue in "Cluster of Frogs." There's a most unglasslike sandy-earthy texture to the detail on some of the stylized creatures he depicts. One glossy black/violet piece, "Skate," is so fluid in form that it practically lets you feel the fish rippling along the seafloor.
If you missed Singletary's big 2009 retrospective at Tacoma's Museum of Glass, here's a chance to enter his still-evolving sculptural world. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through May 13. Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., Seattle; free (206-587-6501 or www.travergallery.com).
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer