A group exhibition of works that blend printmaking and technology with kiln-glass, featuring: Erin Dickson, Jeffrey Sarmiento, and Kathryn Wightman.
September 20 - December 10, 2016
Impermeable except by light, windows allow us to see the world outside or the world within. The stories on the other side of the glass unfold like silent movies; movement and stillness imply narrative. We are only privy to glimpses and beyond what is apparent are hidden histories, relationships, personal experience, and emotional stories. Artists Erin Dickson, Jeffrey Sarmiento, and Kathryn Wightman create images on and with glass that draw on these hidden narratives, presenting works that push past the inherent shallowness of image into the murky space that gives meaning to the things we see.
Using intricately cut strips of glass, Erin Dickson recreates the exterior views from the homes in which she has lived. These commonplace scenes, removed from the context of the home, are a form of biography. Similarly, New Zealand-based Kathryn Wightman draws on her family’s history. Using screen-printed glass powder to make works that reference the carpet and wallpaper from her grandmother’s home. The decay of the image interrupts the pattern, chronicling the effects of human interaction on the objects we live with. Jeffrey Sarmiento is known for works that challenge our perception of things based on where we are and where we are from. Flitter (2015) conflates an Eyed Hawk-Moth with a common Blue Butterfly, creating a hybrid from that transforms as the viewer moves.
Bullseye Resource Center New York
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