Artwork by T.M. Glass - Tulips in a Persian Vessel

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$15,600 CAD
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Oct 12, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

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Donated by the Galerie De Bellefeuille

T.M. Glass
Tulips in a Persian Vessel, 2017

Archival Pigment Print
42 x 42

Persian Vessel Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum

 About TM Glass

Based in Toronto, Canada, T.M. Glass is a digital artist whose practice explores the historical, technological, and aesthetic conditions of photography to stretch it beyond its traditional definition. After studying sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design and turning to photography as the primary mode of production, Glass discovered rapidly advancing digital technology that made it possible to render a high degree of depth and level of detail as a celebration of nature.

While Glass’s painterly photographs and the 3D-printer sculptures have the appearance of an easy kind of naturalness, they are the result of detailed planning and hours of painstaking manipulation. A single work may demand months of production time.

Stemming from a deep, personal engagement in horticulture, the primary subject matter became the persistent allure of flowers. Glass pairs flora from renowned gardens including England’s Royal Lodge, India’s Rambagh Palace, and Quebec’s Jardin de Metis with historic vessels from museums and distinguished collections. Working directly with curators to arrange photography sessions and understand the vessels’ history, recent work has involved collaboration with Britain’s Royal Collection, Quebec’s Garden de Metis’ Reford Museum collection, Canada’s Gardiner Ceramic Museum’s international collection, Canada’s Royal Ontario Museum’s Canadian collection, and India’s Jaipur City Palace’s museum collection.

Glass’ works have been showcased in multiple solo exhibitions and held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, France, Australia, and India.

Galerie De Bellefeuille

Under the leadership of Helen and Jacques Bellefeuille, Galerie de Bellefeuille has become one of Canada’s most recognized independently run art galleries. Founded in 1980 the galarie is celebrating thirty-nine years of acumen.

Galerie de Bellefeuille has been named one of the best galleries in the world by Modern Painters two years running. Throughout thirty-nine years of operation, the Bellefeuille’s have always been keen to highlight internationally acclaimed artists. The gallery is proud to have had many firsts within the Canadian art milieu. Galerie de Bellefeuille held the first Canadian Solo exhibition of American pop artist Jim Dine, the first solo exhibition of acclaimed English sculptor Nicola Hicks, the first solo exhibition of reputed English sculptor Sophie Ryder, the first Quebec exhibition of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and more recently the first Canadian Solo exhibition for Mel Bochner! In addition the gallery offers works by many international acclaimed artists such as Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, Damien Hirst, Wolf Kahn, Julian Opie, Robert Polidori, Vic Muniz, Hunt Slonem, and the late Tom Wesselmann to name a few.

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