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Launch: New Works in Glass and Metal by Rik Allen

, Nov 6, 2012

Contact: Denise Phetteplace
Phone: 505-954-9902
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Launch: New Works in Glass & Metal by Rik Allen

Blue Rain Gallery features the sculpture of Rik Allen during Thanksgiving Weekend

SANTA FE, N.M. [November 6, 2012] –Blue Rain Gallery is pleased to announce a show of new works titled Launch, by glass and metal artist, Rik Allen. The show will be on view in our Santa Fe gallery November 23 – 30, 2012 with an opening reception on Friday, November 23rd from 5 – 7pm.

In addition to his established repertoire of witty and whimsical rocket ships that echo 1960s sci-fi films, Allen brings us a new series of large-scale astronaut helmets, some with cockpits bare of everything but a solitary red chair—for the theoretical captain, perhaps. Additionally, he has built upon a concept he explored last year with “cosmonauts”, astronauts built of glass and metal floating adrift in space with nothing but a spiraling cord anchoring them to…something. These are the genius and thought-provoking concepts which bubble out of Rik Allen’s artwork. Collected both nationally and internationally, his unique sculptures are in such esteemed collections as that of Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Rod Roddenberry (son to Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek), the Paul Allen Family Foundation Collection in Seattle, Washington, and the Toyama Institute of Glass in Toyama, Japan. This is sure to be a fabulous exhibition of new works by a truly unique and creative voice in contemporary glass art. Do not miss this exciting show!


About Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. Eclectic in nature, the gallery features an extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Blue Rain Contemporary is located at 4164 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone 505.954.9902 or 480.874.8110. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at