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Ethan Stern’s luminous, often asymmetrical blown and carved glass sculptures demonstrate the artist’s exceptional ability to bring form, color, texture, light, and line together in a seamless and perfectly balanced abstract composition.

Stern’s newest body of work presents a disparate, yet esthetically cohesive set of visual associations: luminous grays recall winter skies; sharp angles and solid bands of opaque color reference the geometry of urban landscapes; colorful carved patterns bring to mind eroded coastlines, or topographic maps; and the soft geometric silhouettes of the forms themselves suggest the elegant shapes of Japanese tea services.

Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ
Eboltoft Glass Museum, Eboltoft, DK
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Palm Springs Contemporary Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

“Surface, Light and Volume” Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan
“Object Disposition” Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
“In Urbanism” LewAllen Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
“Zoom” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Marked” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Surface Content” Chappell Gallery, New York, NY
“Texture Mapping” William Traver Gallery, Oct. Tacoma, WA
“In the surface” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Making The Mark” Chappell Gallery, Chelsea, NY
“New Drawings” Vetri International Glass, Seattle, WA
“Introducing Ethan Stern” Chappell Gallery, New York, NY

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