SUPERnatural: Glass Art in Bloom
Through Oct. 31: Seeing is believing when it comes to the oversized glass botanicals of SUPERnatural: Glass Art in Bloom by Jason Gamrath.
SUPERnatural: Glass Art in Bloom features contemporary glass creations by Seattle artist Jason Gamrath, presented through Oct. 31. The oversized orchids, aloes, pitcher plants and more may be enjoyed in the evening during Cocktails in the Garden.
In his most expansive exhibition to date, Jason Gamrath presents dozens of large-scale contemporary glass sculptures reflecting the beauty of nature. The 13 installations of about 150 pieces of brilliantly colorful sculptures represent blooming plants, including orchids, pitcher plants, aloes, lotuses and more – all created by hand with no molds. Gamrath created about 30 of pieces exclusively for this exhibition.
Gamrath, who has exhibited his work internationally, is known for his colorful take on nature. “The purpose of creating this series on a macro scale is to bring to light the beauty that exists within the micro scale of nature,” said Gamrath, whose career has been inspired by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly, who presented exhibitions at the Garden in 2004 and 2016. “When I scale life forms up to be larger than a person, they can be observed with this perspective from across a room due to the overwhelming physical presence they command.”