Chihuly Collection Current Exhibitions

Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles: In the Light of Winter

November 2019 – March 2020

Throughout our 26 years of collaboration we have created works that reflect our beliefs of reverence to each other and the world we live in. Self-empowerment, liberation, compassion, and the strength, grace and wisdom of women. While traveling we have had the opportunity to witness first-hand indigenous cultures that practice egalitarianism, reverence for the planet and an appreciation of the vastness of the night sky, a sky so laden with stars that you almost have to close your eyes to avoid a feeling of claustrophobia. We often ask ourselves “can they show us what it is we have forgotten?”

We believe in the strength of united, that collectively we can affect change and create something more beautiful together than separately. We wish to show a feeling of reverence and solidarity, expressed in our Multiple Homage series and power through “United,” our spear mural. Our tapestry is an assemblage of elements that to us represent healing. Prayer beads are used in many cultures throughout the world – they can be used as a meditation and remind us that we can hope for something better. The strength, grace and beauty of the Himba women (a nomadic, indigenous culture) who we briefly met in Northern Namibia in 2008, inspired us to pursue photographic imagery in blown glass.

Through “In the Light of Winter,” we are seeking clarity and we are reflecting on the times and on ourselves. A show with predominately clear and mirrored work seems an appropriate metaphor.

We hope you enjoy the show.

With special thanks to: Krisin Elliot, Tyrone St. Ours, Scott Szloch and Dave Walters.