Timed with the grand opening of its new exhibition space on the Lower East Side, Chesterfield Gallery is pleased to announce "Simon Says," an exhibition featuring new and rarely seen contemporary sculpture by prominent international artists using glass as a dominant material in their practice. Works by Chris Ahalt, Joshua Bernbaum, Micah Evans, Kiva Ford, Grant Garmezy, Sidney Hutter, Yoshinori Kondo, Chadd Lacy, Jupiter Nielsen, Danny White, and Christopher Windsor highlight an enormous range of technical mastery with arresting imagery and provocative forms.
Christopher Windsor’s complex work, "Fire," is a natural centerpiece of the exhibition and links 19th Century Venetian traditions, and Bohemian craftsmanship to contemporary improvisation and provocation in the form. Artists like Kiva Ford and Micah Evans take their cues from deceptively simple classical forming techniques to create brilliantly complicated meditations on purity, nature and science. The cupping forms of Joshua Bernbaum evoke a sense of safety and security; Yoshinori Kondo’s orbs are like our eyes - each one unique and complex; Danny White’s sculpting introduces a sense of whimsy with exceptional sculpting; Sidney Hutter’s work exemplifies the perfect intersection of art and technology, utilizing a variety of techniques and interacting with light in incomparable ways and Jupiter Nielsen and Grant and Erin Garmezy’s floral imagery brings us back to the question of whether it is our place to improve upon the imperfection of nature.