For the safety and well being of our guests and employees… We are enforcing safe physical distancing, applicable hygiene practices and local mask regulations. Please come prepared to wear a mask that completely covers your nose and mouth. If you can’t visit us or have questions or inquiries about the gallery, artwork or artists, please send us an email or call at 970-429-4297. We look forward to seeing you again!
Summer Focus – Paul Schwieder
COVID 19 CONTINUES TO AFFECT AND RESTRICT THE REACH OF MANY OF OUR ARTISTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE ON OTHER CONTINENTS.
AS SUCH, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED AND EXCITED TO HAVE RECEIVED, AND BE ABLE TO FEATURE, A LIMITED BUT EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF WORK FROM ARTIST PAUL SCHWIEDER IN SWEDEN.
Beginning with a blown glass vessel “blank”, and employing an exacting sandblasting process, he removes areas of glass tiny chip by tiny chip until, by subtraction, his final work is revealed.
“In sculpture, my goal is to create something alluring and magnetic, but also challenging. Can the viewer bring their own relationship with intimacy to the object in front of them?
I use various forms and colours to both enhance and diminish the properties I hope to instill in the finished object.
- allure – deter
- entice – repel
- strength – fragility
- transparence – opacity
By studying these contrasts, I hope to make a beautiful and beguiling object. Perhaps this piece can then nudge the viewer towards a heightened awareness of their relationships to the people and world around them.”
The Blue Sky Bunnies Project
Raven Gallery is proud to partner with Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush in The Blue Sky Bunnies Project. Food banks have become a vital resource for an unprecedented number of individuals and families as a result of the Covid19 crisis. While watching the evening news, Richard and his wife Tommie Rush, realized the urgent need for support of these organizations. Believing art to be more powerful than a singular donation, they developed this project and now invite you to participate.
Each 8.5” tall “Blue Sky Bunny with Mask” is individually made of cobalt blue glass with iridized surface, and is available for $1260.00 (plus tax, if applicable) including domestic shipping directly from the artist studio.
30% from each sale will go towards feeding people in need. Please, contact the gallery by phone or email at [email protected] and let’s work together to make this project successful.
About Raven Gallery
In the heart of downtown Aspen, Raven Gallery is the third in a succession of notable galleries to occupy the open and spacious 3,500 square foot site of the former Pismo Gallery. On two floors you’ll find awe inspiring studio glass in every technique imaginable by emerging and established elite glass artists, and a curated selection of distinctive paintings and sculpture. An array of globally sourced, museum quality mineral and crystal specimens bring even more light and vibrancy to the gallery and round out a space where we strive to connect clients to the art they seek.