Mattia and Marco Salvadore: Evviva
Exhibition Dates: July 5th – 26th, 2012
Artist Reception: First Thursday, July 6th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Vetri Glass is pleased to debut the work of Muranese artists Mattia and Marco Salvadore in their first solo exhibition. Evviva features an exciting body of collaborative work combining many traditional Venetian techniques, multilayered colors, and carving to create unique sculptural vessels. The brother’s combination of techniques and shape development produce works of balance and harmony.
Mattia and Marco began working alongside their father, Davide Salvadore, in the studio as young boys and both inherited their father’s passion for glass. In Evviva they have created works inherently their own while maintaining a sense of Venetian tradition and flair. The Salvadore brothers approach is dynamic and combines many intricate techniques, often within a single piece: blowing, caning, murrine, layering, casing, trailing, and, carving - both battuto and inciso. Color construction and layering are central to their work and intimately linked to its creation by providing complexity and depth. Texture, design, rhythm, and dynamics are also key elements of their multi-layered work. The Salvadores strive on uniting the technical perfection of the Venetian tradition with the ever-evolving contemporary artistic taste.
StudioSalvadore is the realization of Mattia and Marco Salvadore. The two young Muranese glassmakers (born 1979 and 1983 respectively) continue to develop their family’s glass heritage and have fostered a new relationship of cooperation and research in glass production. Marco works as Davide's assistant and main collaborator, a creative full time glassmaker, designer, and cold-worker. He was a presenter at the 2009 Glass Art Society and has traveled around the world to teach. Following law studies, Mattia began producing glass as an artistic media in 2001 and assisted Pino Signoretto, Franco Toffolo, and Dante Marioni at the San Servolo International Glass Workshop held by Centro Studio Vetro in 2003. Mattia has also studied with a variety of Muranese masters, attended Pilchuck Glass School both as a Teacher’s Assistant and a student, and worked for a period of time at the esteemed Venini glass factory.
Contact: Susan Marabito / Director
1404 First Avenue, Seattle WA, 98101
Senza Titolo, blown and carved glass with cane and murrini
31.5”h x 12”w x 6.25”d
Photo: Davide Salvadore