Painting with Glass
A group exhibition featuring three artists at the forefront of painterly glass.
Painting with Glass exists in a continuum with centuries of painting tradition while embracing aspects of sculpture, collage, architectural glass, and autonomous stained glass. The three artists in this exhibition combine the formal language of painting with the varied techniques that kiln-glass allows. The resulting diversity demonstrates the plasticity of glass as a medium for painting.
In James B. Thompson's sculptural paintings, rough continents of glass powder slide across polished kilnformed panels, referencing tectonic activity, solidification of lava, and colliding ice floes. Kari Minnick's gestural abstractions are constructed through multiple layers of glass. Enamel, glass powder, and sheets of colored glass are combined, creating a depth that is both illusory and physical. Similarly, Catharine Newell takes advantage of the inherent transparent quality of glass. In her latest work she incorporates printmaking techniques to create multi-layered and collaged images. These fragments and confabulations collapse time and inaccurately recall past events, speaking to the fallibility of memory and the fragility of human experience.
Bullseye Resource Center New York