Montague Gallery, a San Francisco Contemporary Fine Art House, Presents PRIMA VISTA by Lino Tagliapietra

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Legendary Italian glassblower, widely considered the best in the world, Lino Tagliapietra's inaugural exhibition Prima Vista will be held in conjunction with the grand opening of Montague Gallery located at 445A Sutter Street in San Francisco.

The exhibition is on view from July 14 – August 12 with an artist's reception held on Friday, July 14th from 5:30 to 8 pm with Lino Tagliapietra in attendance.


Born on the island of Murano in Venice, where the distinctive Italian art form was born nearly a thousand years ago Tagliapietra's all-consuming passion for glassblowing began as a boy. To pursue what would become a legendary career, he dropped out of school at 11 and was apprenticed to the master blower Archimede Seguso, and was himself awarded the title of Maestro at the previously unheard of age of 21.

In his early career, he worked for some of the most prestigious Muranese glasswork companies, including Galliano Ferro, Venini, and Effetre International where he was a partner and artistic director.  By the 1980's, Tagliapietra began taking his career in an entirely new direction.

Leaving the factory structure and its constraints, Tagliapietra decided to follow his own creative vision. He struck out on his own as a solo artist, producing innovative, one-of-a-kind pieces that have established his reputation as the world's greatest living glassblower. He also decided to share his expertise in the creation of glass art by becoming a mentor to scores of aspiring glass artists. 


 

 (L) Lino Tagliapietra, Contarini, blown glass,16.5" x 13.5" x 5.75", 2016
(R) Lino Tagliapietra, Dinosaur, blown and carved glass, 53" x 18" x 7.25", 2005 

Today, Tagliapietra has been blowing glass for more than 70 years. He teaches and exhibits all over the world, as well as operating two primary studios, one in his hometown of Murano, and the other in his adopted hometown of Seattle. He is known as much for his generosity of spirit as for his stunning technical and aesthetic ability, his extraordinary use of color, and his constant pursuit of inspiration and innovation.

"We are beyond thrilled to present Lino's extraordinary work," said Dani Montague, owner of Montague Gallery. "This marks an incredible opportunity for the San Francisco Bay Area community to appreciate the creative spirit of one of this art form's true living geniuses."

Lino Tagliapietra, Africa, blown glass, 15.25" x 25.75" x 11.75", 2015          

Tagliapietra's exquisite and unique pieces grace some of the most prestigious museum collections in the world, including the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, as well as numerous galleries and private collections.


About Montague Gallery
Established in February of 2017, Montague Gallery is the only one of its kind in San Francisco. As a new contemporary fine art glass gallery featuring an expansive roster of world class artists, Montague Gallery showcases a broad range of glass art in a variety of techniques including blown, cast, flame-worked, and cut glass, as well as carefully selected paintings, jewelry and wood artwork.

Montague Gallery is located at 455A Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108.

For more information visit us online at www.montaguegallerysf.com

July 14 – August 12, 2017 at Montague Gallery
Artist's Reception, Friday, July 14th, 5:30 to 8 pm
Montague Gallery | 445A Sutter Street  San Francisco, CA  94108 | www.montaguegallerysf.com

 

Haute Tease

  • Nick Kroll And John Mulaney To Co-Host 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Film Independent, producers of the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, announced that Nick Kroll (Loving, Sing, The League, Kroll Show) and John Mulaney (Oh, Hello On Broadway, Documentary Now!, Saturday Night Live) will co-host the 2017 show on Saturday, February 25.  

  • Epicurean Delights Ushers In American Cheese Month with Award Winning Cheddars and Recipes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Face Rock Creamery, which makes handcrafted cheese of great character, offers a savory seasonal trio of cheese recipes perfect for tailgating and Halloween entertaining. Each recipe uses Vampire Slayer, an award winning garlic-infused cheddar that will please adventurous palates. 

     
  • Four Seasons Scottsdale Review – Expect the Unexpected

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Four Seasons Scottsdale, an AAA five-diamond gorgeous desert oasis that duly delivers on the high hospitality standards expected of an award-winning luxury resort, through an unpretentious, salt-of-the-earth, rustic charm, has a unique magic and mystique all its own.

     
  • ‘Anchorman: The Exhibit’ Opens At the Newseum

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Newseum will open its highly anticipated “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” featuring props, costumes and footage from the comedy classic “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

     
  • HL London: New Tunes from The Vellas, Three Dimensional Tanx, Partisan, Hands off Gretel, featuring Lauren Tate

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    From Blue Soap here's a selection of our rock releases covering every genre from psych and indie to grunge. Your support is always hugely appreciated, so as ever please do drop me a line if you'd like to interview or feature any of our artists and I'll make arrangements.

Crime

  • Judge in Stanford Rape Case Stops Hearing Criminal Cases

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced the Stanford convicted rapist to six months including time served, has stopped hearing felony cases due to the public outrage over his leniency in what has been deemed a travesty of justice.

     
  • Gas Main Explosion Levels Building in East Village; Scores Injured

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A suspected gas main explosion leveled a building on Manhattan’s lower east side injuring dozens some critical as firefighters attempted to contain the quickly spreading seven alarm inferno before it consumed the adjoining buildings.

     
  • Justice Watch: Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty in Toddler Torture Murder

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Scott McMillan, the toddler murdered by his mother and her lover of one month, was buried one week ago in a tiny casket supplied by a local mortuary in a graveside service attended by his remaining family members, aunts, uncles, grandmother.  

     
  • Oregon School Shooting Brings Total to 74 Since Sandy Hook Massacre

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Freshman Emilio Hoffman was shot and killed when a lone gunman entered Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, yesterday, and opened fire killing the 14 year old before turning the gun on himself.

     
  • Murder Suspect James DiMaggio Killed in FBI Shootout

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    James Lee DiMaggio, the man suspected of kidnapping Hannah Anderson and murdering her mother and brother has been killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers in the Cascade Mountains of Idaho.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • Adventures on the Queen Mary Review - Stunning, Beautiful, A Must Have

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Adventures on the Queen Mary, by Dave Wooders with James Radford, a book for those who have dreamed of traveling the high seas, in all the style of a bygone era and the opulence of the Queens luxury.

     
  • V Theater Las Vegas Review - Entertainment Aplenty

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    No matter how many times you’ve visited Vegas, no trip would be complete without taking in a show or two amidst the time you spend eating, gaming, clubbing, sunning and otherwise funing in Sin City.

     
  • San Diego Jazz Fest Features Traditional Jazz, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Gospel, and Ragtime

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    San Diego, California, For Immedite Release - The San Diego Jazz Fest takes place November 26-November 30 and will feature over thirty bands and guest artists from across the U.S. playing for dancing and listening in seven venues.

     
  • Living A Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette Review – Surprisingly Interesting

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Penned by renowned Civil Rights attorney David M. Weitzman, Living A Life That Matters will not jump off the shelf for the causal bookstore window shopper. The title, the image all suggest an intellectual read reserved for professors, scholars, politicians and the like.  

  • The Art Of Discovery - Photographs By WireImage Co-Founder Jeff Vespa

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. USA -  Jeff Vespa, co-founder of the largest entertainment photo agency in the world, WireImage and founder of Verge, will release his first monograph, The Art of Discovery, this October on Rizzoli International Publications.