Monday, August 20, 2012

Brooklyn Museum: Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way

Jean-Michel Othoniel (French, b. 1964), The Secret Happy End, 2008. Murano glass, Saint Just's mirror glass, metal, vintage carriage, 106 5/16 x 145 11/16 x 59 1/16 in. (270 x 370 x 150 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris/Miami, and the artist, 2010.11. © Jean-Michel Othoniel

August 17–December 2, 2012

This exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum presents a survey of the twenty-five-year career of Jean-Michel Othoniel (French, born 1964), from his first intimate, enigmatic works made of sulfur and wax to his recent large-scale, colorful glass sculptures. Working with these mutable materials, he has fashioned a poetic visual language to explore themes surrounding the body, beauty, desire, and metamorphosis.
 Works on view include embellished heraldic banners, Murano glass sculptures, and magnified necklaces and knots, evoking the fantasy universe of a fairytale. Read more this exhibit at The Huffington Post.

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