Momentum Exhibition / by Joanna Manousis

 The Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC

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Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville NC will be presenting a collection of my work spanning from 2012 – 2015. 'Lace’, ‘Distilled Portraits’ and ‘Veil’ will feature in 'Summer of Glass', a celebration of the medium in conjunction with the Chihuly exhibition at the Biltmore Estate.The exhibition, running from July 1 – August 25, 2018 nods to the Gilded Age, a period during the late 19thCentury when the Biltmore Estate was conceived and constructed by railway tycoon George Vanderbilt.  This curated show features recent work by some of the country’s top contemporary glass artists and responds to Vanderbilt’s dream of opulence, grandeur, and beauty.  Stylish sculptures and sophisticated wall pieces incorporate a variety of glass techniques and reference the intricate detailing, ornamentation, and drama indicative of the Gilded Age.