Gordon Huether - Public Art + Private Treasures

Art Ventures Gallery
Jul 26, 2017 6:10PM

Gordon Huether was born in Rochester, NY in 1959 and founded his studio in 1987. With dual citizenship in Germany and the United States, Huether has spent much time traveling between the two countries. This bilingual and multicultural background provides a unique perspective and significantly informs the manner in which the artist approaches his creative process and artwork designs, both on a large and small scale.

Over the course of his career, Huether has completed 75 public art projects and more than 170 private art commissions. The majority of the work is fabricated in Napa, CA at Gordon Huether Studio, by artisans internationally recognized for their creativity, technical ability and craftsmanship.

Huether’s projects have included art installations for universities, hospitals, recreation centers, civic buildings, libraries, museums, airports, transportation centers, parking garages, and private corporations. His fine art has been exhibited at museums and galleries, and is collected across the United States and abroad.

In Honor of the Fallen | Oklahoma Police Headquarters | 18’ DIA Concrete Pedestal, 12’H | Aluminum, Dichroic Glass | Oklahoma City, OK | 2015 Moss Residence | Integrated Wall Installation | 48”W x 10’H x 6”D | Dichroic Glass | Los Altos, CA | 2013 For more than 30 years, Napa, CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed largescale, site-specific artwork to the public realm across the United States and around the world. His work includes integrated architectural installations, freestanding sculptures, and immersive artwork for landscape settings. In addition, Huether creates private commissions and more intimate works of fine art. Living and working in California for most of his life, Gordon is particularly honored to chart a great number of projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The collection of work on exhibit is a reflection of Huether’s prolific nature, a retrospect of his work that showcases the artist’s fascination with light, color, repurposed materials and the perfect composition. The exhibit intends to examine the connection between Gordon Huether’s fine art and his large-scale, site-specific work.

Huether works extensively with glass and lighting, and frequently incorporates repurposed objects, metals, and synthetic materials into both his fine art and large-scale work. Each fine art piece or large-scale project tells a different ‘story’ and the materials used for each helps to inform that story.

A common material found in both Gordon’s fine art and large-scale work is dichroic glass. Its diversity, applicability and unique properties lends itself beautifully for use in the overlapping realms of small-scale fine art as well as large-scale work. Huether makes use of the material’s complex characteristics in a variety of public art projects, private commissions as well as his ‘Dichroic Fin’ fine art series. Depending on the light and angles of illumination, these works are ever changing and challenge the concept of a static work of art.

Globussphäre | Arburg GmbH & Co. KG | 16’ DIA | Stainless Steel, Pyrex, Dichroic Glass & Boro-artistic Glass Rods | Loßburg, Germany | 2009

Desert Mosaic | Pima County Municipal Justice Court | 5083 Double Insulated Glass Units, Surface: Dichroic Glass | 22’ W x 26’ H | Tucson, AZ | 2013

In Honor of the Fallen | Oklahoma Police Headquarters | 18’ DIA Concrete Pedestal, 12’H | Aluminum, Dichroic Glass | Oklahoma City, OK | 2015

Moss Residence | Integrated Wall Installation | 48”W x 10’H x 6”D | Dichroic Glass | Los Altos, CA | 2013

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