FRAMMENTI DI RIFLESSI
2019 VENICE GLASS WEEK
VENEZIA, PALAZZO LOREDAN ISTITUTO VENETO DI SCIENZE LETTERE E ARTI
Leslie Ann Genninger presents a unique body of work using mirror elements from the archives of Glass Master Guido Barbini showcasing an alchemy of patinas and textures created from his 500 year old family history of silver mirroring techniques. Leslie captures the fragments of this inherited passion and links the past to the present where the observer is reflected in her two-dimensional works to exponential dimensions, created by each iconic element and their surroundings in Palazzo Loredan.
Leslie Ann Genninger was born in the USA and received her Bachelor Degree in Administrative Sciences from Ohio State University. During her work as an investment banker she travelled to Europe and in 1988, inspired by the creativity of Murano Glass, she moved to Venice and
began her design studio. Her Murano glass creations can be found in the collections of private glass connoisseurs and museums around the world.
2018 VENICE GLASS WEEK SEPTEMBER 9TH-16TH
At Genninger Studio in Venice Italy, Leslie Genninger has created a unique collection of seven Murano glass compositions or totems constructed from a collage of antique Murano glass forms and objects combined with an inscription of a Venetian Proverb, entitled “Vetri Male-Detti”. These historical Murano Glass elements are from Leslie's personal collection which she compiled over the last 25 years while working on Murano on a variety of projects with some of the greatest Murano Glass Masters, Artist and glass factories. The Venetian Proverbs or “detti”, inscribed on heavy black iridescent spheres, are poetic in their Venetian language, universal in their meaning, yet juxtapose with the delicate fragile transparent glass pieces created by past generations of some of the great Murano Glass Masters. With these “Vetri Male-Detti” Leslie creates a unique dialogue of a universal dilemma: noble heritages and fading traditions of generations past become a defunct force against an omnipotent technological future.
Each sculpture is inscribed with an ancient Venetian Proverb or “detto” which is both universal and relevant in its message, and unique in caricature and personality