Dedicant 7

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Dedicant 7
Accession Number: 
2006.4.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 117 cm, W: 47 cm, D: 19 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1987
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Former Collection
1987
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Sand-cast glass, brass, lead, gold leaf, pigmented waxes.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Howard Ben Tre: New Work
Venue(s)
David Winton Bell Gallery
 
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009-09) illustrated, p. 10;
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, title page; p. 69, pl. 6; BIB# 109983
New Glass Review, 28 (2007) illustrated, p. 106;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 13;
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