I’ve heard from David Licata, a young glass artist from White Plains, about his latest venture.
I wrote a story about him last summer, when things were starting to take off for the then-25-year-old â€” exhibitions, galleries carrying his work, etc.
Seems he’s on a roll â€” again.
Licata, as you may have read in my friend and colleague Georgette Gouveia’s story this past Friday, is one of the featured artists in “Local GROWING Conditions,” which continues to July 22 at the Westchester Arts Council in White Plains.
Now, Licata tells me that next week, he’s participating in SOFA (Sculptural Objects & Functional Art) New York to be held at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.
This is pretty major. The SOFA show, now in its 11th year, is one of the most prestigious contemporary art-and-design events in the country.
I’ve covered it on and off the last few years. Last spring, for example, I did a feature on Jenny David, who offers daring contemporary jewelry from artists from around the world. The David Collection, her company, is run as a by-appointment gallery in Pound Ridge. She’s also exhibiting this year.
Licata’s work will be shown by the Snyderman Gallery from Philadelphia. It will include some eight of his new glass chain-maille jewelry pieces.
Licata has exhibited his collaborative work with artist Debora Muhl at the Chicago edition of SOFA in the past, but this showing of his solo work is a major move.
And Licata tells me that not only will his creations be shown Thursday through June 1 â€” but he’ll be on hand for Wednesday’s opening-night gala, wearing his “clear body armor.”
Here’s Licata, as photographed by my colleague Carucha L. Meuse last summer for my story:
Licata says he’s off to graduate school in the fall, so these will be among his last local exhibitions for awhile.
Try to check them out.
To learn more about Licata’s work, visit his online gallery.