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  Frédérique Morrel The French artist Frédérique Morrel was horrified to discover that when her grandmother died, all of her handicrafts were thrown away. Since then, she has been pursuing the idea of bringing her grandmother’s works back to life in order to revive the passion that was inherent in them. In the process, she has developed a completely new artistic concept that “ decycles ” unnoticed and unvalued pop artifacts, thus helping them make the transition to a new life cycle.  ** Thankfully, no animals were harmed in the making of  Frédérique Morrel’s art.  The horns and fur are real; the rest is a mix of taxidermy molds and vintage needlework.  While amusing and perhaps a bit shocking, the trophies that adorn the Seventh Floor are “tame” compared to some of Frédérique’s other work which include life size horses, deer, wild boar and even humans (which they call “ ghosts ”.)  If the artists’ goal is to “re-enchant” our world, then

Raven and the Box of Daylight


“Before here was here, Raven was only named Yéil. He was a white bird and the world was in darkness…”

Preston Singletary (American Tlingit, b. 1963), Gagaan Awutáawu Yéil (Raven Steals the Sun), made at Museum of Glass in 2008, Blown, hot-sculpted, and sand-carved glass, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Russell Johnson, courtesy of Museum of Glass

Preston Singletary: Special Exhibition Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA/USA

March 3, 2023 — July 2, 2023


Visual art and theatrical storytelling will converge at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Raven and the Box of Daylight.  The immersive exhibition features the work of internationally acclaimed glass artist Preston Singletary and tells the Native American story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people by means of the stars, moon, and sun.

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight has been organized by the artist and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington. It was guest curated by Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Tlingit/Zuni), Ph.D., and the multisensory visitor experience was designed by zoe | juniper.



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