November 17, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Plymouth Gallery Space
Ingersoll at 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
Hours: M – Th 8 am–8 pm, F 8 am–5 pm
Sat 4 – 6:30 pm and Sun 9 am – 1 pm
Reception: Thursday, November 29, 2012; 5 – 8 pm
Tilda Brown Swanson’s new Citiscape work seeks to capture the light and imagery of Des Moines from various rivers and lakes. The views depicted are from walking along the east bank of the Des Moines River near the Brenton Skating Plaza and the Asian Gardens, as well as from Gray’s Lake. In addition, this series includes views of the Rocky Mountains from Grand Lake, Colorado and the coast of northern California in various colors of the sunset and seasons. Most of the pieces in the series contain a copper inclusion as part of the citiscape or landscape.
Tilda Brown Swanson has been working in glass for over 20 years. Building upon her work as an apprentice with the Italian glass master Narciso Quagliatta and at the Pilchuck Glass School, Brown Swanson began fusing glass “paintings” about fifteen years ago. Brown Swanson has been part of over 10 group shows, has solo shows for each new series, and has shown her work in glass art galleries in the US and UK. In 2010, she worked with graduating 5th graders at Hanawalt Elementary ; each student constructed a square of glass which was then fused together with the others and permanently installed at the school in Des Moines, Iowa.
Tilda Brown Swanson’s work is always about light.