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PHILIP BALDWIN & MONICA GUGGISBERG NEW WORK from Wales 2021 SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 - NOVEMBER 6, 2021

SANDRA AINSLEY GALLERY


SANDRA AINSLEY GALLERY 100 Sunrise Avenue, Unit 150 Toronto, Ontario Canada M4A 1B3 contact@sandraainsleygallery.com • sandraainsleygallery.com 416 214 9490


PHILIP BALDWIN & MONICA GUGGISBERG NEW WORK from Wales 2021 SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 - NOVEMBER 6, 2021

SANDRA AINSLEY GALLERY


Artist Statement We, Philip Baldwin (1947) and Monica Guggisberg (1955), have been a collaborative team for forty years. We share an instinctive appreciation for the subtle blending of art and design, functionality and abstract expression, combined with a love of material – especially glass. Over time our work has developed its own distinctive signature, based in Italian cold -working « battuto » combined with the Swedish overlay process for layering colors. Our work in these techniques has been pioneering in the field. Color, light, texture, pattern, and shape together allow us to reveal an undercurrent of meaning and value, adhering to the simplest of forms and clear lines. Although we have become more sculptural in our focus over the years, we seek to imbue everything we do with a deep connection to archetypal forms and shapes, while striving for the highest level of craftsmanship. We want to honour eternal symbols of human culture and history, while embracing contemporary evolution in form and meaning. In recent years our large installations and major exhibitions increasingly reflect our concerns for the world we have created and share with all.


Baldwin and Guggisberg with Studio Team on Hares Green


Exhibition Statement Working on our rural farm in Wales, in isolation, we have been lucky to continue making our glass in strange times. This is our fifth Exhibition with Sandra Ainsley across two decades. It is an honor to work with Sandra and Daniel and to be able to present this new collection. The comets, meteors, and miniature cabinets are being seen for the very first time here, inspired by our exhibition "Walking in the Void" from the Ebeltoft Museum in Denmark (2020-2021). The incalmo-batutto families are also made expressly for this show, expanding on the Novae Species series begun two years ago. Taken together, the exhibition is a reflection on humanity and our place in the larger universe.


Inciso Festival

24.8H x 6W x 6D", 30.0H x 7.3W x 7.3D", 24H x 6.3W x 6.3D"


The Magic of Seven

65.4H x 39.4W x 16.7D" (including table), 26H x 39.4W x 15.8" (glass)


Spotted Sunset

14H x 11.5W x 11.5D"


Nighttime Sentinel 35.4H x 9.4W x 9.4D"


Inciso Pair

22H x 6W x 6D", 18H x 5.9W x 5.9D"


The Amber Citadels

21H x 5.5W x 5.5D", 22.8H x 6.3W x 6.3D", 26.75H x 7,3W x 7.3D"


Deep Red Metropolis I

17H x 6W x 6D", 15H x 6.5W x 6.5D", 23.6H x 7W x 7D"


“There’s no distinction really between an idea and its manner of expression. The two are joined at the hip. It's a marriage contract, for better or worse. Music is made from an instrument, even as the idea flows from the human mind. The quality of the instrument counts, as Stradivarius knew. And while Mozart's notes are the same in 1775 as in 2010, the sound won’t be, and its ability to transform and move depends both on individual interpretation and virtuosity of manipulation.”


Summer Memories

23H x 5.7W x 5.7D", 63H x 6.9W x 6.9D", 22.8H x 6.3W x 6.3D"


“We came to Italian cutting techniques because we felt we had discovered a new way to expand dramatically on what we were already doing - using sandblasting as a way to cut through layers of color to create new and originally inspired patterns and ideas.”

Summer Memories

23H x 5.7W x 5.7D", 63H x 6.9W x 6.9D", 22.8H x 6.3W x 6.3D"


Ode to Summer

13.4H x 11.8W x 11.8D", 15H x 11.8W x 11.8D", 11.8H x 11W x 11D"


Green Beacon

29.5 Hx 8.5W x 8.5D"


Tripyich of the North

21H x 6.5W, x 6.5D", 24H x 6.3W x 6.3D", 23H x 6.5W x 6.5D"


Library of Friends (LED LIghtbox) 27H x 37W x 5.5D"


Glass LIterati (LED LIghtbox) 64.5H x 17.5W x 5.5D"


Red Meteors 47.5H x 35.5W x 4.5D"


Blue Meteors 47.5H x 35.5W x 4.5D"


Red, Right, Returning 47.25H x 47.25W x 8D"


“Grain, seeds, wine, oil, gold, silver, artefacts, all the ballast of our millennia-old civilizations are transported down through the ages, and with them the stories themselves, the wandering of peoples all across this magnificent planetary landscape. People just like us. Seeking, questing, looking for new horizons, and carrying their culture, their history and stories on their backs, in carts, and in boats. It’s our story. It’s humankind’s story.”


Out of the Blue 47.25H x 47.25W x 8D"


“Our new work is both culturally and personally inclined. An autobiographical touch in a civilizational reflection. Wherever man goes he builds, laying down cultural lines which gradually transform into relics and artefacts over time’s inevitable march. Urban landscapes and complex designs grow and expand, deteriorate and decay. And on again we move, taking the memories of our exploits with us to use in the next story.”


PHILIP BALDWIN & MONICA GUGGISBERG Over time our work has developed its own distinctive signature, based in Italian cutting techniques “battuto” combined with Swedish overlay. In these techniques we have been pioneering and unique in the field. Color, light, texture, pattern, and shape together allow us to reveal an undercurrent of meaning and value, adhering to the simplest of forms and clear lines. Although our work has become more sculptural over the years, we seek to imbue everything we do with the deepest connection to archetypal forms and shapes, and seek the highest level of craftsmanship in all our works. We try to honour eternal symbols of human culture and history, while embracing contemporary evolution in form and meaning. We have always been migratory creatures and in the recent years some of the large installations are representing our deep concerns for the world we have created and share with all.

1980

Philip Baldwin Bachelor of Arts, American University, Washington DC Grants of Ludwig K.Vogelstein Foundation and Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC

1974-1977 1978-1979 1980 1982

Monica Guggisberg Apprenticeship in lampworking Zofingen Own studio in Bern Study Grant, Canton of Bern Prix de la Fondation de la Vocation, Genève

1979-1980 1979-1981 1982-2001 2001-2015 2015-

Baldwin + Guggisberg Orrefors Glasskolan, Orrefors/Sweden Assistants to Wilke Adolfsson and Ann Wolff, Transjö, Sweden Independent Glass Studio in Nonfoux/CH Independent Glass Studio in Paris/F Independent Glass Studio in Wales/UK

20122010199619951985-1994 1989-1990 1989-1995

Design Collaboration Nouvelstudio, Mexico City Best & Lloyd, London Nestlé, Vevey Venini, Venice Rosenthal Glas & Porzellan AG, Selb Hergiswil Glas, Hergiswil, CH Steuben Glass, Corning/NY, USA

1970 1979


Selected Publications Walking in the Void – Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, 2020, 144 pages You, Me and the Rest of Us – Galleri Glas, Stockholm, 2019, 64 pages Under an Equal Sky – Friends of Canterbury, 2018, 90 pages Au-delà du Verre/Beyond Glass - 5 Continents, Milan, 2011, 192 pages L’Arche de Verre - Ceramique et Verre, Paris, 2011, 96 pages Circus of Spheres - Mudac, 5 Continents, Lausanne, 2004, 88 pages Battuto 2002 - Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeletoft, 2002, 60 pages Hot Glass Cold Glass - Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, 2001, 84 pages In Search of Clear Lines - Benteli Verlag, Bern, 1998, 178 pages Awards 2018 The Architects Award, Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales 2017 Glass in Venice Price 2017 1999 “Grand Prix des arts Appliquées 1999”, de la Fondation Vaudoise pour la promotion et la création artistique, Lausanne 1998 Federal Commission for Applied Art, Switzerland 1997 Bavarian Stateprize, (Goldmedal), Munich, Germany 1994 IKEA Foundation (Schweiz) 1990 Prix « Jeunes Créateurs », de la Fondation Vaudoise pour la promotion et la création artistique, Lausanne 1988 Commission for Applied Art, Canton of Bern 1985 Departement of Agriculture, Industry and Trade, Canton of Vaud Public Collections Achilles Stiftung, Hamburg D Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, München, D Alabama, USA American Craft Museum, New York, USA Mudac, Lausanne, CH Berner Design Stiftung, CH Musée Ariana, Genève, CH Canterbury Cathedral, UK Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, F Carnegie Museum of Art, Piitsburgh, USA MusVerre, Sars_Poteries, F Castello Sforzesco, Milano, I Museo del Vetro Murano, I Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, USA Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA Berlin, D Die Neue Sammlung, München, D Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, IL Hamburg Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof, Coesfeld-Lette, D Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA Fond Cantonal de Beaux Arts, Lausanne, CH Palm Springs Art Museum, USA Fond Cantonal de Décoration, Genève, CH Raccolta Arte Applicata Castello Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, CH Sforzesco, Milano, I Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, DK Swiss National Collection of Applied Glasmuseum Hentrich, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Art, D CH Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, USA The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, J USA Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA VitroCentre, Romont, CH IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, D USA


2020

Selected Exhibitions Ebeltoft, Glasmuseum, “Walking in the Void”, (P), (cat) Stockbridge, Schantz Galleries, “Creative Journeys”, (P)

2019

Stockholm, Galleri Glas, “You, Me and the Rest of Us”, (P), (cat) Hasselt, Schiepers Gallery, “Baldwin & Guggisberg”, (P)

2018

Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral, “Under an Equal Sky”, (P), (cat) Venice, “Homo Faber”, Michelangelo Foundation Basel, Miami/Design, Art Basel, Marc Heiremans Galerie

2017

Basel, TRESOR, Vessel Gallery, TASTEcontemporary Venice,” Glass in Venice Award 2017”, Palazzo Loredan Basel, Miami/Design, Art Basel, Marc Heiremans Galerie Toronto, “Thinking in Glass”, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, (P)

2016

Edinburgh, “The Cathedral Collection”, St.Mary’s Cathedral, (P), (cat) Habatat International, Royal Oak, Habatat Galleries Miami/Design, Art Basel, Marc Heiremans Galerie Monaco, Art Monte Carlo, TASTE Bruxelles, BRAFA. Marc Heiremans Galerie Geneva, ArtGenève, TASTE München, “Life is Not a Beach”, Alexander Tutsek Stiftung

2015

Chicago, SOFA, Bender Gallery Basel, Miami/Design, Art Basel, Marc Heiremans Galerie Oisterwijk, Etienne Gallery (P) Geneva, ArtGenève, TASTE Bruxelles, BRAFA. Marc Heiremans Galerie

2014

Toronto, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, (P) SOFA Chicago, with David Richard Contemporary Amsterdam, PAN, Etienne Gallery Bruxelles, BRAFA. Marc Heiremans Galerie

2013

Zürich, Sanske Galerie (P) Chicago, SOFA, with David Richard Contemporary Santa Fé, NM, David Richard Contemporary (P) Bruxelles, BRAFA. Marc Heiremans Galerie

2012

Chicago, SOFA, with David Richard Contemporary Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, « Au dela du verre » (P) Oisterwijk, Etienne Gallery (P) Bruxelles, BRAFA. Marc Heiremans Galerie

2011

Geneva, Musee Ariana, « Au dela du verre » (P) with catalogue Santa Fé, NM, David Richard Contemporary (P) Basel, SOLO Project, with Barr & Ochsner Gmbh


2011

Basel, Galerie des 20.Jahrhunderts (P) New York, SOFA, with David Richard Contemporary Aspen, CO, Pismo Gallery (P) Tampa, FL, Baisden Gallery (P) Bruxelles, BRAFA. Marc Heiremans Galerie

2010

Chicago, SOFA, with David Richard Contemporary Santa Fé, SOFA West, with David Richard Contemporary London, Thomas Goode, with Vessel Gallery Oisterwijk, Oisterwijk Sculptuur, Etienne Gallery (cat) Zürich, Sanske Galerie (P) Bruxelles, BRAFA. Marc Heiremans Galerie

2009

Bruxelles, Marc Heiremans Galerie (P) Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art., European Design since 1985 (cat) Milano, Euroluce with designs for Venini London, Collect with Vessel Gallery Oisterwijk, Oisterwijk Sculptuur, Etienne Gallery (cat) Oisterwijk, Etienne Gallery (P) Paris, Galerie Hélène Porée, (P)

2008

Oisterwiijk NL , Oisterwiijk Sculptuur, Etienne Gallery (cat) Chicago, Habatat Galleries (P) European Glass Context. DK ( cat) Paris, 6 Mandel (P) London, Vessel Gallery (P) Zürich, Sanske Galerie (P)

2007

Toronto, Sandra Ainsley Gallery (P) Oisterwiijk NL , Oisterwiijk Sculptuur, EvdDoel (cat) Milano, Euroluce with new Designs for Venini Tampa, FL, Baisden Gallery (P)

2006

Oisterwijk, NL .EvdDoel, 25th Anniversary Exhibition. (P) Oisterwiijk NL , Oisterwiijk Sculptuur, EvdDoel (cat) Morat, Vieux Manoir (P) Charlotte, NC, McColl Center for the Arts, (P)

2005

Zürich. CH, Sanske Galerie (P) Cleveland, OH, Tom Riley Galleries, (P) Oisterwiijk NL , Oisterwiijk Sculptuur, EvdDoel (cat)

2004

Sunderland UK,”Cirque de Spheres” National Glasscenter. (cat..P)Venezia, Vetri, Nel Mondo. Oggi, Istituto Veneto di ScienzeLettere edArti, (cat) Leusden NL,”Cirque de Spheres” het Koopmanshuis,EvdDoel. (cat.P) Lausanne,”Cirque de Spheres”, Mu.dac Museum. (cat.P) Oisterwiijk NL , Oisterwiijk Sculptuur, EvdDoel (cat) Chicago, Habatat (P)


Cornelus, NC,Christa Faut Gallery (P.) Milano, Salone del Mobile avec VENINI Royal Oak MI, Annual Invitational, Habatat Galleries, (cat.) 2003

Toronto, Sandra Ainsley Gallery (P) Zürich, Sanske Galerie (P) Oisterwiijk NL , Oisterwiijk Sculptuur, EvdDoel (cat) Tampa,FL, Baisden Gallery (P) Den Haag, Etienne & van den Doel (P) Royal Oak MI, Annual Invitational, Habatat Galleries, (cat.)

2002

Ebeltoft, D,Battuto 2002, Ebeltoft Glasmuseum (P), (cat.) Kijkduin, NL, Boulevard des Sculptures, (cat.) New York, Gallery Barry Friedman (P) Öland, Borgholm Castle, “Global Art Glass”, (cat.) Aosta, Glass Way, Museo Archeologico, (cat.) The Rachael Collection, Aspen (P) Louisville, Glassworks Gallery, KT

2001

Tel Aviv, Eretz Israel Museum (P), (cat.) Paris, Eclat du Verre (P) Bejing and Shanghai, Habatat Galleries, (cat.) Pontiac, Annual Invitational, Habatat Galleries, (cat.) Kijkduin, NL, Boulevard des Sculptures, (cat.) Chicago, Portia Gallery (P),(cat.) Den Haag, Etienne & van den Doel (P) Beaver Creek, Pismo (P)

2000

Kentucky, “Millenium Glass”, Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, (cat.) Pontiac, Millenium Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, (cat.) Cincinnati, Marta Hewitt Gallery (P) Zulte, Belgium, Goed Werk Gallery (P) Atlanta, Fay Gold Gallery (P)

1999

Chicago, Gallery Portia (P), (cat.) Den Haag, Gallery Rob van den Doel (P) Öland, Borgholm Castle, “Global Art Glass in Sweden 1999”, (cat.) Zürich, Sanske Gallery (P)

1998

Sinzheim, Galerie B (P) Kunsthalle, Bern, “ We Never Promised You A Rose Garden” Venezia, Galleria San Nicolò, “Making Connections” (P) Venezia, “ Venezia Aperto Vetro II”, (cat.) Lausanne, Espace Arlaud, “ In Search of Clear Lines” (P) Sars Poteries, Musée Atelier du Verre Sars Poteries (P) New York, Gallery Barry Friedman, “ In Search of Clear Lines” (P)


1997

Zürich, Museum Bellerive (P) Den Haag, Gallery Rob van den Doel (P) Pontiac, 25th Annual International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, (cat.) London, Stair & Company, Avenches, Les Galeries du Château (P) Paris, Galerie l'Eclat du Verre (P), (cat.)

1996

Hamburg, Gallery L (P) Pontiac, “24th Annual International Invitational”, Habatat Galleries, (cat.) Hergiswil Glasi (P) Venezia, Galleria San Nicolò (P), (cat.) Venezia, "Venezia Aperto Vetro", (cat.) München, Galerie Waldrich (P)

1995

Zürich, Sanske Galerie, “Murano-Nonfoux, collaboration with Lino Tagliapietra” Laren, NL, Singer Museum, with Gallery Rob van den Doel (P) Venezia, “A Venitian Love Affair”, (New Glass a Venezia), Galleria Marina Barovier (cat.) Martigny, “Venitian Tendencies”, Fondation Louis Moret (P) Genève, Baldwin/Guggisberg, Centre des Arts Appliqués(P)

1994

La Robellaz, Gallery Garance (P) Venezia, Zitelle, “Trasparenze d'Arte” (cat.) Nonfoux, “Murano-Nonfoux, collaboration with Lino Tagliapietra”, video, filmed and edited by Alex Erik Pfingsttag

1993

Den Haag, Galerie Rob van den Doel (P) Zürich, Rennweg Galerie (P) Bremen, Kito (Monica Borgward)

1991

Bruxelles, Galerie Transparence, with Floris Meydam Lausanne, Musée des arts décoratifs (P) (cat.) Zürich, Maya Behn Gallery (P) Düsseldorf, Galerie Ingrid Mensendiek (P)

1990

Zürich, Maya Behn (P)

1989

New York, New Glass Gallery (P) Lausanne, Musée des arts décoratifs, “Autour de la table”, travelling exhibition : Zürich, Museum für Gestaltung, Leuven, Museum Van Humbeeck-Piron (cat.) Frankfurt a.M., Galerie Gottschalk-Betz (P) Genève, Galerie Trois (P) Lausanne, Musée des Arts décoratifs, “Expression en verre II”, Acquisitions 1987-1989 (cat.)

1988

Kanazawa, Messegelände, “The International Exhibition of Glass Craft 1988” (cat.) Lausanne, Midi-Pile (P) Zürich, Margrith v. Castelberg-Stutz (P)


Sapporo, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, “World Glass Now '88”, travelling exhibition: Shimonoseki, Shimonoseki City Art Museum; Tokyo, Daimaru Grand Hall; Gifu, The Museum of Fine Arts; Osaka, Daimaru Museum (cat.) 1987

Hamburg and Berlin, Rosenthal Studio-Haus (P) Arnheim, NL, Galerie Arti-Choque (P)

1986

Genève, Galerie Trois (P) Köln, Glasgalerie (P) Lausanne, Musée des arts décoratifs,“Expressions en verre '200 sculptures contemporaines”, Europe, USA, Japon cat.) Liège, Générale de Banque, “Contemporary Western European Sculptures in Crystal and Glass” (cat.) Zürich, Schweizer Heimatwerk, “Schweizer Glas '86”

1985

Coburg, Kunstsammlungen der Veste, “Zweiter Coburger Glaspreis für moderne Glasgestaltung in Europa” (cat.) Horgen, Galerie Heidi Schneider, “Glaskünstlerinnen aus Europa” (only M.G.) Luzern, Glas-Galerie (P) München, Kunst in Glas GmbH with Wilke Adolfsson Paris, Galerie Quartz, with W. Adolfsson and M.Bouchard Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts, “L'art du verre, Actualité Internationale” Stuttgart, Kunsthaus Schaller (P)

1984

Boston/MA, David Bernstein Gallery (P) Bremen, Galerie Monica Trüjen (P) Düsseldorf, Galerie Ingrid Mensendiek (P) Genève, Galerie Kara (P) Luzern, Kornschütte, “Skulpturen in Glas, Situation 1984”,Glas-Galerie (cat.) Miami/FL, Center for the Fine Arts, “Glass that Works”(cat.) Saint-Emilion, Syndicat d'initiative, “Art Verre Vin” Strasbourg, Galerie Paskine de Gignoux, “Verre contemporain en Europe “(cat.)

1983

Alkmaar, Galerie Het Glashuis Bern, Käfigturm, “Vitrine 83” Lausanne, Château de Renens, (P) München, Galerie Nordend, (P) Winterthur, Gewerbemuseum, “Schweizer Handglashütten heute” Zürich, Schweizer Heimatwerk, “Schweizer Glaskunst” Zürich, Galerie Margrith v. Castelberg-Stutz (P)

1982

Lausanne, Galerie Bellefontaine,“European Studio Glass '82”, (cat.) Nonfoux, Verrerie de Nonfoux (P)


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