Seattle, Washington (October 2, 2019) -- Chihuly Studio is happy to announce it has partnered with IndieFlix to make its esteemed films “Chihuly in the Hotshop,” “Chihuly Outside,” and “Chihuly Fire & Light” available now for streaming online. These documentaries pull back the curtain on the immense inspiration, artistry and labor that goes into each work of art leaving Chihuly’s studio. Acting as a living history of one of the most prolific and celebrated artists of our time, these documentaries aim to educate and inspire viewers from around the globe.
In “Chihuly in the Hotshop,” released in 2007, Dale Chihuly reunites forty glassblowers from important periods of his career for a weeklong residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. In an amphitheater-style hotshop, Dale Chihuly lead the team in tackling an ambitious project that would reflect his work in glass over the previous thirty years. The trailer can be accessed here.
“Chihuly Outside,” released in 2012, places the artist’s work within the broader context of contemporary art as it explores the ways in which his installations have interacted and complemented the natural landscapes in which they have been displayed. This film begins with Chihuly's early experiments floating glass on water and using ice and neon in large-scale installations and culminates with the artist's decade-long cycle of exhibitions at twelve preeminent gardens. The trailer can be accessed here.
Chihuly at the de Young in San Francisco, California is the subject of the film “Chihuly Fire & Light,” released in 2010, which provides an in-depth look at the design and process of mounting a grand-scale exhibition. Viewed by more than 400,000 people at the time, the exhibition set an attendance record for the museum, and through the documentation of its creation, this film reveals the complexity and depth of Chihuly's investigation into his preferred medium of glass. The trailer can be accessed here.
“We are thrilled to share the joy of Dale’s work with the IndieFlix community,” said Leslie Chihuly, President and CEO of Chihuly Studio. “Every one of Dale’s installations is a labor of love and creativity. We are proud to put that devotion, time, effort, and teamwork on display through these films.” IndieFlix is a subscription streaming service with thousands of movies, documentaries, TV and shorts that start conversations and promote positive change in the world. In addition to IndieFlix’s monthly subscription service to high-quality content from 85 countries, it hosts thousands of film festivals at the top film schools. Try a seven day free trial here.
About Chihuly Studio Chihuly Studio is the working studio of American artist Dale Chihuly. The organization’s purpose is to create art experiences that momentarily shift reality and liberate imagination by inviting everyone to see the world through the eyes of Dale Chihuly. Chihuly Studio supports and enables the artist’s creative vision and strives to ensure an informed legacy around his contributions to and impact on contemporary arts and the studio glass movement. About Dale Chihuly Dale Chihuly is an American artist noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the glass medium. Known for ambitious architectural installations in cities, museums, and gardens around the world, Chihuly utilizes a variety of media to realize his creative vision, including glass, paint, charcoal, neon, ice, and Polyvitro. Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum and, Corning Museum of Glass. Major exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2012), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (2013), Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (2016), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (2017), Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (2018), and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, U.K (2019). Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition located at the Seattle Center, opened in 2012.
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