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50th Anniversary Commemorative Glass Sculpture
50th Anniversary Commemorative Glass Sculpture
50th Anniversary Commemorative Glass Sculpture
Kim McKinnis

50th Anniversary Commemorative Glass Sculpture

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For our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Glass Work, glass artist Kim McKinnis drew inspiration from Bowl of Apples by Henri Matisse. This painting which is part of the Museum’s permanent collection was selected by the Masterpiece Society of Art to be reinterpreted into glass to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Chrysler’s gift of his collection to the City of Norfolk.

Not So Still Life represents Mastisse’s work in both a recognizable and accessible way, nodding to the traditional ‘still life’ as an important artistic exercise and an iconic staple of museum collections.

McKinnis’ work challenges the traditional three-dimensional planes and creates memorable balancing acts of hand-blown and sculpted glass fruit and fragmented furniture ‘readymades’. The pedestal base features a wooden table form, precariously stacked with vibrant pieces of glass fruit, in unexpected tints and tones. A brilliant jade green pear balanced atop a rich garnet apple. Blown glass roundels are intermixed to add whimsical movement and dissect the space further.

  • Glass and wooden sculpture stands approximately 17¾ inches tall (45 cm)
  • This is a limited, numbered edition of 100 sculptures
  • Provenance Folio with signed Certificate of Authenticity included
  • Local pickup at the Chrysler is free and recommended; we will notify you when the sculpture is ready for pickup
  • Please contact us for a crating and shipping quote if you require shipping
Kimberly McKinnis
Kimberly McKinnis is an artist, educator, and curator originally from Southern California. She holds a BFA in studio art with a concentration in glass and an MFA in Exhibition Design both from the California State University in Fullerton, California. Inspired to create opportunities for other local artists, she founded the freelance curatorial team, Day Job Projects. Producing over twenty shows, they traversed the arts communities of Southern California until she relocated to the east coast to participate in the artist residency program at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. During her assistantship there she worked closely with the former Programming Director, Charlotte Potter, at the museum’s glass studio (CMGS) to coordinate its professional development course and mentor other emerging artists. After her cross-country move, Kimberly maintained both her passion for the glass medium and her curatorial practice. Kim is a former resident artist of the incubator program at Glass Wheel Studio in the budding NEON arts district and has curated seven exhibitions locally.

In her personal studio practice, she utilizes a variety of media including silver, glass, video, and performance. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including in publications such as the annual New Glass Review by the Corning Museum of Glass. She resides in Norfolk, Virginia and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University, The Governor's School for the Arts and is a member of the glass studio team at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

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