The expressive voice of Preston Singletary is clearer and more resonant than ever. He is widely regarded as a leader in both the worlds of Northwest Coast Native art and studio glass, and known for bringing a new material to an ancient tradition. In Confluence, the artist's new exhibition at Traver Gallery [Spring 2012], Singletary hits a new note. While still responding to the powerful voices of the Tlingit tradition, he is also embracing the modernist spirit that informed his aesthetic development. As the title suggest, this new work marries two distinct histories into one harmonious present. The artist's use of increasingly abstracted sculptural forms and a unique form line forcefully engage both the modern and the indigenous. It is exciting to see an artist who has reached his stride continue to demand more from himself, from his medium, and from his audience.