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exhibits - Mark Peiser - Solo Exhibition - November 2 - January 10,2008

Mark Peiser's most recent series, the Cold Stream Cast pieces, or Arabesques, embody the next chapter in an ongoing conversation between this artist and the essence of glass. In typical Peiser style, these fascinating pieces are a marriage of classical aesthetics and intense, technical innovation.

"I took my first glass class in 1967. The first time I tried to gather molten glass out of the furnace on a blowpipe, it sort of oozed off forming a series of circular loops as it fell and hardened on the floor. I thought, isn't that curious.

A year and a half ago, I thought about that again. And I thought about spontaneity. And I thought about making glass objects that really have no precedent. And I though about having fun."
- Mark Peiser 2005

After three years of exploring the properties of streaming glass from the bottom of his tap furnace, the Arabesques emerged. The loose, airy structure of modulating lines are as fanciful as they are gravity-defying and rare. The few pieces ultimately completed, exist because of Mark Peiser's intimate understanding of what is happening with the glass and the ability to react in a split second. Each remarkable form demands precision, teamwork, understanding and flexibility. They require patient action and offer inexhaustible, visual reward.

In a deeper exploration of the drawing quality inherent in these works, a handful of decorated pieces have been created in collaboration with studio assistant Susie Silbert. Upon the completion of a successful Arabesque, Silbert will painstakingly apply elaborate patterns with prismacolor pencil to the glass, over the course of several months, transforming them from orchestrated objects of elegant rhythm into jazzy jewels of fused visions.
Wajah's Feast
Mark Peiser
$16,000
Isfahan Arabesque
Mark Peiser
$14,500
Peridot Arabesque
Mark Peiser
$7,800
Tourmaline Single Line
Mark Peiser
$7,800
Item #81117
Mark Peiser
Wajah's Feast
Stream cast glass/prismacolor pencil
8"h x 21 " diameter
$16,000

Item #81112
Mark Peiser
Isfahan Arabesque
Stream cast glass/prismacolor pencil
8.5"h x 21" dia.
$14,500

Item #81113
Mark Peiser
Peridot Arabesque
Stream cast glass
9"h x 21" dia.
$7,800

Item #81101
Mark Peiser
Tourmaline Single Line
Stream cast glass
10"h x 21" dia.
$7,800

Rosaline Plaited Basket
Mark Peiser
$2,500
Topaz Arabesque
Mark Peiser
$7,800
Lapis Filigree Flat Top
Mark Peiser
$5,500
Satin Garnet Arabesque
Mark Peiser
$6,500
Item #81106
Mark Peiser
Rosaline Plaited Basket
Stream cast glass
5"h x 19" dia.
$2,500

Item #81103
Mark Peiser
Topaz Arabesque
Stream cast glass
10"h x 21.5" dia.
$7,800

Item #81110
Mark Peiser
Lapis Filigree Flat Top
Stream cast glass
7.75"h x 21" dia.
$5,500

Item #81109
Mark Peiser
Satin Garnet Arabesque
Stream cast glass
8.5" h x 20" dia.
$6,500

Tourmaline Low Filigree
Mark Peiser
$6,500
Cobalt Arabesque
Mark Peiser
SOLD
Emerald Plaited Basket
Mark Peiser
$2,500
Turquoise Plaited Basket
Mark Peiser
$2,500
Item #81104
Mark Peiser
Tourmaline Low Filigree 
Stream cast glass
6" h x 19.5" dia.
$6,500

Item #81102
Mark Peiser
Cobalt Arabesque
Stream cast glass
8"h x 21" dia.
SOLD

Item #81105
Mark Peiser
Emerald Plaited Basket
Stream cast glass
6"h x 15" dia.
$2,500

Item #81107
Mark Peiser
Turquoise Plaited Basket
Stream cast glass
4.25"h x 15" dia.
$2,500