Dedicant 7

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Object Name: 
Dedicant 7
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 117 cm, W: 47 cm, D: 19 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Howard Ben Tré’s sculptures are inspired by elements of architecture and industry, such as columns, heavy stone fragments, ancient monoliths, and machine parts. In Dedicant 7 and Dedicant 8, a visual tension is created between the shapes of the sculptures, which are blocky and architectural, and their textured surfaces and luminous colors. A gilded base, as well as bars of carved and gilded lead inserted into the glass mass, transforms these sculptures into altarlike monuments. A sense of ritual also may also be perceived in Dedicant 11, a large, mysterious vessel that is influenced by the monumental stone urns of ancient Greece and Rome.
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Primary Description: 
Sand-cast glass, brass, lead, gold leaf, pigmented waxes.
From the Fire: Contemporary Glass
Cameron Art Museum 2017-03-11 through 2017-08-27
The exhibition, organized by the Cameron Art Museum and curated by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald (Chief Curator), will include loans from private collections; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; as well as loans from the permanent collection of the Cameron Art Museum. Opening during the 55th anniversary of the studio glass movement, From the Fire: Contemporary Glass will explore the influence of North Carolina resident Harvey Littleton and the current innovative processes and artists in contemporary glass. The exhibition will include work by Littleton, in addition to other artists, and will be held in the Cameron Art Museum, Brown Wing.
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Howard Ben Tre: New Work
David Winton Bell Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009-09) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI78518
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, title page; p. 69, pl. 6; BIB# 109983
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 13; BIB# AI92696
Artists in Glass: Late Twentieth Century Masters in Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 22; BIB# 68766
Howard Ben Tre: New Work (1993) illustrated BIB# 35408
Contemporary Glass: A Private Collection (1988) illustrated, p. 12; p. 88; BIB# 33000