FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AMERICAN GLASS:  
John Gilbert Luebtow
Exhibit in final week- ends August 19

Also on exhibit through August 19:
Regalos: Gifts of Latino Art
donations and promised gifts to the Museum’s permanent collection of California Art with works by Carlos Almaraz, Gronk, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Wayne A. Healy, Sonia Romero and David Rivas.

Artist’s Gallery Talk
with
JOHN GILBERT LUEBTOW
Saturday, August 18, 2007, 3pm

rsvps appreciated, but not required
$3 suggested donation / museum members free
supported in part by a grant from the Procter & Gamble Fund and the Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones

 

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM
424 South C Street (next to Plaza Park), Oxnard, CA 93030
at Plaza and Centennial Parks in Downtown Oxnard

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Museum Hours:  Thursday – Saturday, 10am-5pm; & Sunday 1-5pm; closed holidays
Admission $3 / Museum members free


John Gilbert Luebtow

Join the artist featured in the Carnegie Art Museum’s current exhibition, American Glass:  John Gilbert Luebtow, for a slide talk and tour.  Luebtow will give an overview of his career and major commissions followed by a personal tour through the over thirty glass sculptures on display.  The artist will discuss the formulation of his art, his glass techiques and the engineering considerations required for his large-scale glass installations.

Over a thirty year career, John Gilbert Luebtow of Chatsworth, has become one of the most respected names in contemporary glass.  He holds a MFA in both Ceramics and Glass from the University of California at Los Angeles.  Integrating industrial metals with glass to create linear sculptures, the artist’s unique technical ability with one-inch sheet glass has won him international recognition.

The artist was introduced to the world of glass in 1970 as a ceramic artist and Director of the Architectural Ceramics Department for de Porcelyne fles in Delft, Holland. Interested in line and large architectural sculpture, Luebtow began exploring glasses, bending temperatures and kilns.

The primary materials Luebtow has come to use are industrial. His sculptures incorporate sheet glass with various metals from polished stainless steel to rusted pipes and I-beams.  Luebtow’s interest in line integrated with form gives his sculptures optical effects, fluidity and complex layers of light and movement.  His glass treatments include combinations of slumping, bending and etching.

Luebtow’s large-scale projects have included fountains, ceilings, gates, movable screens and reliefs.  He has designed and manufactured numerous major commissions, including for:  Saks Fifth Avenue, Koll Center in Irvine, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in Copenhagen, Barker Patriney Group in San Francisco, and the Supreme Court of Nevada.  His sinuous sculptures have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Glass Museum of Alcorcon in Madrid, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts.




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