Works by Ypsilanti Glass Maker Showcased

Annette Baron's 68 multicolored glassworks on display in the Ann Arbor District Library constitute some of the best contemporary glass art currently being crafted in our vicinity.

"Blown Glass by Annette Baron'' exhibits this Ypsilanti glass master in a forum we've been waiting for. Outside of joining other talents in various two- or three-artist mixed-media displays, Baron rarely exhibits solo. This show, therefore, is a rare opportunity to see her talent reflecting upon itself.

It's certainly welcome. Rather than create outrageously overscaled glass monuments like Dale Chihuly or create exceedingly flamboyant figurations like Lucio Bubacco, Baron has instead settled on a functional form whose prime features are a classic transparency and eye-catching color.

As her exhibit's gallery statement rightly notes, "Time, rhythm, form, and color are all familiar concepts that translate into (this) work.'' For once seen, there's no mistaking Baron's artful signature.

The exhibit features two distinct styles of glass art: A "Stacked'' series of containers and "Displaced Devitrification'' vases. Both modes of glass have a number of samples on display, and each represents a vital impulse in Baron's aesthetic.

The "Stacked'' series is the most identifiable. In most instances, the vase or flower holder has been crafted in one hue with the lip or stopper adding a complementary or contrasting color. These works have formal, traditional qualities, but their stacked stoppers or tapered bodies give each container a distinctive flair.

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