Richard Marquis: Snowmen
December 6, 2021 - January 8, 2022
64 White Street
R & Company debuts a rotating seasonal display of sixty snowmen figurines by the pioneering glass artist Richard Marquis. Varying in shape and size from 3 to 13 inches tall, each snowman is unique, with accessories ranging from colorful top hats to striped candy canes. While some snowmen are strictly sculptural, others serve as functional objects – their top hats revealing hidden storage or their bodies becoming the stems for elegant cocktail glasses.
Marquis has been creating glass snowmen for his wife for over two decades for her personal collection. Building on his decades-long career of experimenting with form and pattern, as well as pop culture and kitsch subject matter, Marquis’ snowmen series marries his unparalleled technical skill with his appreciation of humor and playfulness. For the first time, this holiday season, Marquis and his wife decided to share the fun and joy of these small sculptures with the public, inviting audiences to learn more about the artist’s work as an extension of the artist’s concurrent exhibition, Marquiscarpa, on view through January 8th.
Presented at R & Company’s 64 White Street gallery, the display will rotate throughout the holiday season, highlighting different groupings of snowmen in various playful arrangements. Each one will be for sale and immediately available.
“It is a joy to be able to share Marquis’ snowmen with the public for the first time,” said Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, Principals at R & Company. “These figurines provide a playful and seasonal way to engage with Marquis’ practice and celebrate both his skill and sense of humor. We can think of no better way to celebrate the holidays at our 64 White Street gallery.”