Three Arlan Huang Art Glass Sculptures, New York, 1996, 1999, 2017, #483, #760, and #620, all signed, numbered, and dated, ht. 3 1/2, 4 1/4, 4 1/2, wd. 8, 9, 8, dp. 5 1/2, 6 1/4, 5 in.
Note: "My passion is painting. My paintings are abstract. My ideas come from everything I know and don't know. All my work is centered by what Allen Ginsberg called, "the dearness of the vanishing moment."
Ohh! And I blow glass" - Arlan Huang
Arlan Huang was born in Bangor, Maine, raised in San Francisco, and currently resides in New York City. As a painter and sculptor, his labor-intensive handwork compliments his seemingly simple and elegant forms, resulting in a body of work that exemplifies what Allen Ginsberg called 'the dearness of the vanishing moment.' Huang's abstract paintings have evolved into a meditative practice of intuitive, layered marks where splendor is revealed at the edge of the painting's possible destruction or dissolution. His glass sculptures are the kind of radiant objects you want to reach out and touch, described by critic Samuel Fromartz as 'meteors of uncommon beauty.' Huang's work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Trestle Gallery, Walter Randel Gallery, Bowery Poetry Club, EXIT Art, Art in General, and AIR Zenkoji in Japan. He has also designed public works for the San Francisco Art Commission and has created permanent installations for the Museum of Chinese in Americas, Percent for Art, Baron Capital, Manhattan Community College, and the Dormitory Authority of the state of New York. For the NYC Board of Education he created American Origins (1996), a glass wall installation at PS 152 in Brooklyn that addresses the issues of immigration and migration as reflected in the New York City public school system. Huang was a 2014 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Creating a Living Legacy award, and was the first of the CALL artists to be featured in a CALL/VoCA Talk in October 2015. He attended both the San Francisco Art Institute and City College of San Francisco, and received his BFA from Pratt Institute.
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