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Artist debuts glass art installation in a newly opened Long Island City gallery

Photo via charleslowrie.com

For a limited time, art lovers can view pieces by an internationally renowned glass artist in a Long Island City gallery.

Oregon-born, Hawaii-based artist Charles Lowrie will debut “Ancestral Knowledge: Spheres of Consciousness” at the newly opened 23 Space gallery at 23-22 51st Ave. The installation features over a dozen curated works that take viewers on a “labyrinth of visual sensations.”

“Ancestral Knowledge” is Lowrie’s first major glass installation in New York City, and will be on display from June 28 to July 7.

Before trying his hand at glass art, Lowrie worked as a scientific glass apprentice with J&L Scientific in Portland. In 1998, he began an apprenticeship with Venetian glass master Pino Signoretto, during which he assisted in the designs of prolific artists like Jeff Koons and Dale Chihuly.

Following his five-year stint in Italy, Lowrie returned to America with a wealth of experience, which led to him creating works that people recognized as “transcendent and visionary.” Soon he was involved with major installations sponsored by Coca-Cola and Adidas, and released his 2012 collection “Trancensions,” which later exhibited at Philadelphia’s National Liberty Museum.

Lowrie has also shown his work in international residencies in countries like Germany, Belgium, Turkey and the Netherlands.

The interactive installation is presented by Samadhi NYC, a local artist management agency.

“Ancestral Knowledge: Spheres of Consciousness” debuts tonight and will be on display through July 7. The collection is open for viewing from 6 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and noon to midnight on weekends and Independence Day. For more information click here. You can also contact Mohammad Manzari at mohammad@samadhi.nyc or at 301-787-9611.

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