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Marlene Rose Opens Atlanta Icon Fay Gold’s New Gallery

The show at the new Fay Gold gallery in Atlanta was a roaring success.

In true Fay Gold style, she acquired a magnificent double volume space in partnership with Besharat Galleries in a converted 19th century warehouse, exposed brickwork, pine board floors and all.

Fay had represented Marlene for many years before her retirement, and she chose Marlene again to open the new Gallery. Fay paired Marlene with a fascinating selection of the early works of Edward Mapplethorpe, kid brother of Robert Mapplethorpe and a highly regarded photographer in his own right.

Fay and her team brought their peerless experience of exhibition layout (and taught Thomas a thing or two about bold display!) to create a stunning show. The warehouse perfectly complemented the work, its beautiful rawness mixed with clean modern elements that created a fusion of old and new, echoing those features of Marlene’s work.

Marlene and her husband, Thomas, arrived a few days before the opening to install the various pieces, and worked with Fay’s team to light each piece perfectly. Lighting is important for any art form, but with glass there is an elemental relationship – as Marlene likes to say, the glass goes to sleep without lighting.

Opening Night was a huge success, not only with a number of sales but with countless accolades from the fine art aficionados in attendance, many of whom were not familiar with glass as a fine art medium.

People are fascinated by the texture of Marlene’s glass and that subtle air of mystery that each sculpture has within it. In fact, there was so much interest in these works of art that the exhibition was extended for an extra month.


Marlene Rose Glass Sculptures & Early Works of Edward Mapplethorpe on Show in Atlanta in April

studio glass art sculptures

Art lovers and aficionados in the Atlanta area are in for a treat this April. Marlene Rose is exhibiting her Cultural Tension/Glass Sculptures alongside early works of acclaimed photographer, Edward Mapplethorpe.  The exhibition is at the Fay Gold Gallery, 161 Mangum Street SW, Atlanta, GA. The opening is April 2nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Fay Gold, renowned for owning the most important contemporary art gallery in the South for 29 years, has launched a new gallery space on Mangum Street. Fay has represented Marlene for over a decade, but this will be the first time showing her studio glass sculpture work in this converted 1890’s railroad warehouse space.

Edward Mapplethorpe assisted his older brother Robert (1946-1989) in his studio throughout the 1980s. In 1983, Mapplethorpe launched his solo career establishing a distinct and personal style. His luminous nudes, portraits, still lifes, and abstract works have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States, as well as in major cities around the world.

edward mapplethorpe

Marlene’s exhibition Cultural Tensions includes some brand-new pieces. So new, in fact, they are still in the works and will be unveiled for the first time at the exhibition opening.

If you’re in the Atlanta area in April, please join Marlene at the opening and share in this exciting exhibition of her new glass sculptures.

(Valet Parking will be available)