This was the headline from an article in the Canadian media …
And I couldn’t agree more!
CBS news reported on the latest exhibition of glass art by Dale Chihuly on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The colourful and exuberant art features eleven impressive installations by this contemporary American glass artist.
‘It’s a show that gives you pleasure. It’s pure delight … It’s magical,’ the exhibition curator says.
TORONTO, June 24 2016 — The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is proud to present CHIHULY, featuring the dramatically colourful creations in glass by internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly. On display from June 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017 in the Museum’s Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, CHIHULY includes installations created especially for the ROM’s exhibition, in addition to series favourites.
Dale Chihuly has been exploring glass as a medium and creating striking installations for 50 years.His monumental works defy his material’s fragitilty. Chihuly’s pieces bring together a centuries-old team approach to glass-blowing with his unique artistic vision – resulting in ground-breaking artworks. Chihuly said, “I want people to be overwhelmed with light and colour in a way they’ve never experienced before.”
“CHIHULY is a mesmerizing exhibition highlighting the monumental works of this singular artist. His stunning installations transform the ROM—encouraging us to think differently about both art and nature,” said Josh Basseches, ROM Director and CEO.
Here is the full news story. Since I can’t be in Toronto to see these extraordinary colourful creations for myself, some photos will have to suffice.