TENTRENDS, CURATED BY HABATAT GALLERIES OF ROYAL OAK, MI April 5 - July 1, 2018
Tentrends was an eye-opening presentation that speculated on the future of glass as an expression for artists. The artists represented embody the spirit of experimentation; their work demonstrates a mastery of technique while pushing the boundaries of concept. Incorporating science and technology, street art, and cultural sub-themes, their artwork provided a glimpse into the future of studio glass.
Artists in the Exhibit
PAUL STANKARD | UNSEEN WORLDS July 13, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Unseen Worlds showcased the work of internationally acclaimed Paul Stankard, considered a living master in the art of the flameworked paperweight and a pioneer of the studio glass movement. Imagine Museum was proud to display 100 of Paul Stankard’s works spanning nearly 50 years of his paperweight-making career.
Orb with Wild Roses, Honeycomb and Queen Bee
Floral Orb and Bulb Cluster
KAREN LAMONTE | FLOATING WORLD January 24 - December 29, 2019
Karen LaMonte is an American artist whose works express themes of presence and absence, beauty and ephemerality, through the physicality of the human body and its environment. Throughout her work, LaMonte explores the cultural identity, as well as the boundaries of self and society through the dress form.
Floating World is a sculpture exhibition featuring life-sized kimonos cast in glass, ceramic, bronze, and iron. The kimono series was developed from LaMonte’s residency in Kyoto, Japan, where she studied all aspects of the kimono — from weaving and construction to ceremonial function and historic meaning.
Floating World Installation
JURIED EXHIBIT: PIVOT "A change in strategy without a change in vision. - Eric Ries" July 9 - December 22, 2019
PIVOT was the first international IM Call-to-Artists exhibition for Imagine Museum. PIVOT demonstrated works that represented “a change in strategy, direction or expression that communicates a shift in the artist’s development of the work.” The aim of the exhibition was to display art that represented a bold, new pat of expression by the artists and communicated a shift in a visual exchange between artists and the viewer.