Flying Dreams: Into the Light: New Work in Glass and Metal by Lee Proctor
July 28th – August 18th
Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, July 28th 5-7PM,
Introductions & Artist Remarks: 5:45PM
Artist, Lee Proctor is a local treasure who lives and works in Bigfork. Proctor has been creating glass and forged metal works for more than 25 years. Proctor’s newest and most ambitious work will be on view at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center (BACC) from July 28th – August 18th.
Flying Dreams: Into the Light explores Proctor’s fascination with flight, winged creatures, and the ideas they represent: freedom, inspiration, courage, escape, and transcendence. The exhibit celebrates birds as spirit totems for our time—winged creatures connected to the sky, helping us to reach a heightened state of awareness and peace.
The exhibition features interactive components for visitor participation. Proctor has created a special entry arch that will be installed outside BACC. The exhibit will also feature a special installation inspired by Bowerbirds—known for their unique courtship behavior. To attract a mate, males build a structure with an array of materials and brightly colored objects.
Proctor began his artistic pursuits creating works in metal: sculptures, architectural elements, and lighting installations. Proctor attended the esteemed Pilchuck Glass School to learn the art of glassmaking. Proctor’s Bigfork studio is a state-of-the-art glass blowing and casting facility, allowing for limitless possibilities in glass, metal, sculpture, and architectural works.
Proctor’s commissions range from small sculptural pieces to large-scale architectural works: railings, lighting, tables, and sculpture. Proctor is gifted at listening to and working closely with clients to realize their vision for commissions. On making art, Proctor says: “I have always treasured the mystery, the unspoken, unexplainable aspect involved in the creative process.”
Proctor is represented by Art Fusion gallery, Bigfork and Frame of Reference gallery, Whitefish.
own, works in glass and metal.
Opening night reception, Friday, Jul 28, 5-7 PM