• Through Her Eyes, In Memory of Laura de Santillana

    Through Her Eyes

    In Memory of Laura de Santillana 21 October - 18 November 2020

     

     Dedicated to the late artist and friend Laura de Santillana, In Her Eyes: In Memory of Laura de Santillana is an exhibition that remembers her legacy, fine craft, and most importantly, her person. We draw upon memories of her love, kindness, and care to illustrate and share the depth of her warmth, her gentle presence, and her passionate, radiant soul. We remember her life and we continue her story. Her soul lives within us and her glass work, absorbing time, space, and light, forever delivers her touch, her voice, and her legacy to new generations.

  • A soft glowing presence, Laura de Santilana's glass pieces emit an undescribable warmth. 

     

    Like a gentle touch, a hand shake, an embrace, the warmth of the colored light that travels through the work seem to brighten the place and travel through our souls. 

  • Lying on its side, the colors of the sculptural Tablet seem to seep, mixing and mingling like that of oil... Lying on its side, the colors of the sculptural Tablet seem to seep, mixing and mingling like that of oil...

    Lying on its side, the colors of the sculptural Tablet seem to seep, mixing and mingling like that of oil spots in water. Like caramel candy, the shine of the tablets look wet, enticing, and rich with color. The color tempts us and invites our touch.

  • The silver leaf highlights the piece and creates a beautiful atmosphere. The siver leaf applique adds another level of depth in the sculpture as the light moves around, through, and inside the body of the piece.

    Part of a tablet series, when together, they complete the composition, a harmonious balance of colors and reflection. The pieces, in their form and structure, allude to that of musical notes and sounds, the arrangement of the sculptures create a song. 

  • The tall structure of Laura de Santillana's bamboo pieces give off a strong presence. The bamboo pieces collectively have an...

    The tall structure of Laura de Santillana's bamboo pieces give off a strong presence. The bamboo pieces collectively have an ethereal presence, with a soft glow of light emmitting from the seams of the piece, it is as if the glass contains soul, slowly reaching out into our space.

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     In this exhibition, Through Her Eyes: In Memory of Laura de Santillana, we will be showcasing seven works, highlighting her iconic Tablet series alongside her latest Transparent Triplet Series. Laura de Santillana’s material literacy and technique comes from her family heritage of Venini family glass-makers, alongside her personal exploration of art around the world.