Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor is pleased to announce the work of two featured artists working in glass as their chosen medium.
Barrie Brown’s “Landscapes in Glass” appear to be painted layers but actually they are clear and colored glass that is finely crushed into a powder to develop intimate landscapes. Each layer is individually fired in the kiln and this provides for limitless exploration and beautiful surprises arise from the uncertainty of the heat. The images become magical floating images within the layers of glass. A background in watercolor painting inspires her approach in which she uses dozens of colors of powdered glass, carefully sifting color upon color to create her complex images. These kiln fired pieces overall may spend up to 300 hours or more in the kiln and it is this complexity that develops unique art glass pieces filled with multifaceted, layered images and shimmering light.
Richard Jones is an accomplished Wisconsin glass artist who has a distinct style inspired by East Asian decorative arts. He uses traditional tools in his glassblowing practice but adds colored trails, silver leaf and decorated glass tiles. He compares glass blowing with “dance, for its physical nature and demanding timing. There is a play of elements which must come together perfectly in order for the work to succeed and seem inevitable.”
Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, located at 7901Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor, is open daily through Oct. 31 at 10 am. For more information visit cappaertcontemporary.com or call 920.868.3987.