“Directions” A Juried Glass Art Exhibition

Opening Sep 9, 2016!  This juried international exhibition showcases glass art inspired by the many directions our lives take, from the familiar to the foreign.  See art inspired by travels throughout the country, the world, and within the artists’ individual microcosms. Take a trip with us as we look back on our journeys and forward on our next steps. This exhibit features art that is comprised of at least 50% glass and includes blown glass with hand-painted imagery, kiln-formed (fused) glass, and flame worked glass sculptures

This exhibition we are excited to showcase artists from coast to coast. One such artist is Steven RamseyRamsey_Chums_Dixie-Adventure from Nebraska. He creates blown glass forms and gives them texture using traditional Italian engraving techniques, creating intricate patterns. However, this piece is far from traditional, as Ramsey utilizes enameling to add imagery to his forms and create narrative not only on the glass itself, but also to initiate a dialogue between the viewer and the glass.

As you can see the art in this exhibition will transport your mind in as many directions as the diverse artists being showcased. Join us for the opening reception for this exhibition on Friday, September 9th from 6-8pm at Glass Axis’s Kennedy Galleries, where you can enjoy refreshments, mingle with the artists, and get the first look at Directions.

Detail Center

This detail shot gives the viewer a perfect vantage point of this piece made by Phoenix, Arizona artist Steven Ciezki. Steven Ciezki’s interest in photography, twenty years of drawing, and eight years of technical glassblowing design merge to develop his Sweet Spot series which explores memorialized scenes from his environment. The work utilizes three-dimensional patterning and color of the glass as representational components in ‘forced perspective’ oil paintings.  The selected imagery involves a prevalent light source, depth, layering, and required viewer interaction. 

“I create three-dimensional glass objects that produce perceptual illusions through spatial ‘paintings’. Each piece, when viewed from a particular monocular vantage point, coalesces into the semblance of two-dimensional representation.” Ciezki states when describing this series.

This exhibition is on display from September 9 through October 22 in The Kennedy Galleries at Glass Axis.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Artists in this exhibition include:

Steven CiezkiPhoenix, AZ
Lachezar DochevRousse, Bulgaria
Emma HaaseColumbus OH
Michael PereiraColumbus OH
Roberta PyleColumbus OH
Steve RamseyKearney, NE
Lisa Beth RobinsonGreenville, NC
John SharvinPittsburgh, PA
Kazuki TakizawaLos Angeles, CA