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SIBYLLE PERETTI

LOVELAND

May 1st - July 24th, 2021

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST - SATURDAY, JUNE 5th 12-6 PM

SIBYLLE PERETTI

"In my work I explore the lack of harmony between human beings, nature, and our inability of achieving a unity with the natural world. I strive to uncover hidden worlds in which harmony can exist and heal. Children, who represent vulnerability are placed in a diaphanous universe of potential solutions and revived through a new and intimate, perhaps mystical reconnection to nature."

- Sibylle Peretti 

In LoveLand, her fourth solo exhibition at Callan Contemporary, Sibylle Peretti debuts a suite of glass and mixed-media wall panels and freestanding kiln-cast glass sculptures that invite viewers to contemplate nature in its purest state. These visionary works imagine a world in which animals roam through landscapes and dreamscapes that are mostly devoid of human presence. Although traces of civilization remain, animals reign uncontested in this utopian kingdom—at one with their environment, pristine, noble, free. “I wanted to celebrate the wild and untamed by creating refuges in places that are fragile and endangered,” she notes, “where animals transform abandoned human terrains into balanced habitats.”

She renders her enigmatic vignettes in kilnformed and cast glass, gouache, collage, reverse-engraved plexiglass, painting, drawing, and photography, the disparate elements integrated and densely layered in a time- and labor-intensive process, imparting material and thematic richness. With a virtuoso’s skill she incorporates opaline milk-glass, painstakingly slumped and silvered passages, and in one sculpture, the secretive, ancient medium of ruby-red glass. The visual seduction of translucence and chromatic shifts in changing light beckon viewers into ethereal symbolic narratives.

Born in northwest Germany and raised in Bavaria, Peretti trained as a glass designer at the State School for Glass-making in Zwiesel and earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cologne. Since moving to New Orleans in 1996 she has lived and worked in the Bywater neighborhood, creating artworks that are included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Carnegie Museum of Art, Museum of American Glass, Hunter Museum of American Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Speed Art Museum and the Museum für Kunsthandwerk (Frankfurt, Germany), as well as important corporate and private collections around the world.The recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner and Joan Mitchell foundations, she was the subject of a 2018 solo exhibition, Promise and Perception: The Enchanted Landscapes of Sibylle Peretti, at the Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA).

In the new exhibition, she explores the nuances of innocence and sanctuary through haunting depictions of coyotes, foxes, fauns, hawks, bobcats, and panthers at rest and in motion. Some are surrounded by pearls and crystals, motifs that signify preciousness and elevated station, while others stand in fields of sunflowers, reminders of the landscape’s temporal journey from seed to bloom to harvest. “My hope,” she concludes, “is that we can reconsider our fractured relationship to nature and our environment. I always hope for the possibility of resilience, renewal, redirection, and unity.”

by Richard Speer

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Sibylle Peretti, Banks of Long River, 2021

Sibylle Peretti

Banks of Long River, 2021

kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered paper appliqué

60h x 80w in

SP062

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Sibylle Peretti Banks of Long River (detail) 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Banks of Long River (detail) 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered paper appliqué
60h x 80w in
 

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Sibylle Peretti Panther, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Panther, 2021
kiln cast glass
15h x 25w x 29d in

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Sibylle Peretti Backwater, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Backwater, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
34h x 42w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Queen, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Queen, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Home Range, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Home Range, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted , silvered, paper aplique
5h x 63w x 1.50d in

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Sibylle Peretti Hase, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Hase, 2021
kiln-formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Breathing, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Breathing, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Awakening, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Awakening, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn II, 2021
kiln cast glass
8.50h x 25w x 13d in

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Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn I, 2021
kiln cast glass

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Sibylle Peretti Where the Rubies Grow I

Sibylle Peretti
Where the Rubies Grow I
kiln cast and blown glass, mirrored
22h x 12w x 12d in

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Where the Rubies Grow I (detail)

Where the Rubies Grow I (detail)
kiln cast and blown glass, mirrored
22h x 12w x 12d in
 

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Sibylle Peretti Lovers, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Lovers, 2021
kiln cast glass
11h x 10w x 6d in

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Sibylle Peretti Ginger, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Ginger, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
42h x 34w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Rex, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rex, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique

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Sibylle Peretti He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine II, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

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Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine I, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

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Sibylle Peretti Pearl Collector II, 2019

Sibylle Peretti
Pearl Collector II, 2019
carved acrylic glass, painted, silver- and gold leaf application , laser print
16h x 12w in

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Sibylle Peretti Boy with Sunflowers, 2019

Sibylle Peretti
Boy with Sunflowers, 2019
carved acrylic glass, painted ,silver- and gold leaf application, laser print
22h x 16w in

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Sibylle Peretti, Banks of Long River, 2021

Sibylle Peretti

Banks of Long River, 2021

kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered paper appliqué

60h x 80w in

SP062

Sibylle Peretti Banks of Long River (detail) 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Banks of Long River (detail) 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered paper appliqué
60h x 80w in
 

Sibylle Peretti Panther, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Panther, 2021
kiln cast glass
15h x 25w x 29d in

Sibylle Peretti Backwater, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Backwater, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
34h x 42w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Queen, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Queen, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Home Range, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Home Range, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted , silvered, paper aplique
5h x 63w x 1.50d in

Sibylle Peretti Hase, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Hase, 2021
kiln-formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Breathing, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Breathing, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Awakening, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Awakening, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn II, 2021
kiln cast glass
8.50h x 25w x 13d in

Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn I, 2021
kiln cast glass

Sibylle Peretti Where the Rubies Grow I

Sibylle Peretti
Where the Rubies Grow I
kiln cast and blown glass, mirrored
22h x 12w x 12d in

Where the Rubies Grow I (detail)

Where the Rubies Grow I (detail)
kiln cast and blown glass, mirrored
22h x 12w x 12d in
 

Sibylle Peretti Lovers, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Lovers, 2021
kiln cast glass
11h x 10w x 6d in

Sibylle Peretti Ginger, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Ginger, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
42h x 34w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Rex, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rex, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique

Sibylle Peretti He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine II, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine I, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

Sibylle Peretti Pearl Collector II, 2019

Sibylle Peretti
Pearl Collector II, 2019
carved acrylic glass, painted, silver- and gold leaf application , laser print
16h x 12w in

Sibylle Peretti Boy with Sunflowers, 2019

Sibylle Peretti
Boy with Sunflowers, 2019
carved acrylic glass, painted ,silver- and gold leaf application, laser print
22h x 16w in

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Sibylle Peretti Backwater, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Backwater, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
34h x 42w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Banks of Long River, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Banks of Long River, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered paper appliqué
60h x 80w in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Panther, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Panther, 2021
kiln cast glass
15h x 25w x 29d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Hase, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Hase, 2021
kiln-formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Breathing, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Breathing, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Awakening, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Awakening, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn I, 2021
kiln cast glass

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Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn II, 2021
kiln cast glass
8.50h x 25w x 13d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Rex, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rex, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17 x 20 x 1 in

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Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine II, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

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Sibylle Peretti Ginger, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Ginger, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
42h x 34w x 1d in

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Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine I, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Home Range, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Home Range, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted , silvered, paper aplique
35h x 63w x 1.50d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Pearl Collector II, 2019

Sibylle Peretti
Pearl Collector II, 2019
carved acrylic glass, painted, silver- and gold leaf application , laser print
16h x 12w in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Lovers, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Lovers, 2021
kiln cast glass
11h x 10w x 6d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Where the Rubies Grow I

Sibylle Peretti
Where the Rubies Grow I
kiln cast and blown glass, mirrored
22h x 12w x 12d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Queen, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Queen, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

Inquire
Sibylle Peretti Backwater, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Backwater, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
34h x 42w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Banks of Long River, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Banks of Long River, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered paper appliqué
60h x 80w in

Sibylle Peretti Panther, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Panther, 2021
kiln cast glass
15h x 25w x 29d in

Sibylle Peretti Hase, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Hase, 2021
kiln-formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Breathing, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Breathing, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Awakening, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Awakening, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved painted, silvered, paper applique
35h x 21w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn I, 2021
kiln cast glass

Sibylle Peretti Rising Fawn II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rising Fawn II, 2021
kiln cast glass
8.50h x 25w x 13d in

Sibylle Peretti Rex, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Rex, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17 x 20 x 1 in

Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine II, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine II, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

Sibylle Peretti Ginger, 2020

Sibylle Peretti
Ginger, 2020
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
42h x 34w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti My Peregrine I, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
My Peregrine I, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
20h x 17w x 1.50d in

Sibylle Peretti Home Range, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Home Range, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted , silvered, paper aplique
35h x 63w x 1.50d in

Sibylle Peretti Pearl Collector II, 2019

Sibylle Peretti
Pearl Collector II, 2019
carved acrylic glass, painted, silver- and gold leaf application , laser print
16h x 12w in

Sibylle Peretti He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
He is Nothing Much but Fur, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

Sibylle Peretti Lovers, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Lovers, 2021
kiln cast glass
11h x 10w x 6d in

Sibylle Peretti Where the Rubies Grow I

Sibylle Peretti
Where the Rubies Grow I
kiln cast and blown glass, mirrored
22h x 12w x 12d in

Sibylle Peretti Queen, 2021

Sibylle Peretti
Queen, 2021
kiln formed glass, engraved, painted, silvered, paper applique
17h x 20w x 1d in

"My work invites us to journey into an unknown, undefined place of possibility, mystery and beauty where we find moments of clarity and introspection and may find answers about our own identity and how we experience our selves in the world."