Thematically much of the work is drawn from travelling to teach, exhibit and demonstrate glass. Road trips back and forth across the US and visits to Japan, Cuba, Honduras, Turkey and Israel have sprung series of work inspired by objects, places, and people they have met along the journey. Wooden docks in Honduras, sunsets in .....
Thematically much of the work is drawn from travelling to teach, exhibit and demonstrate glass. Road trips back and forth across the US and visits to Japan, Cuba, Honduras, Turkey and Israel have sprung series of work inspired by objects, places, and people they have met along the journey. Wooden docks in Honduras, sunsets in the southwest, and forest lakes in upstate New York have crept their way into many of the pieces. Objects ranging from antique scuba diver helmets to barnacle covered buoys serve as points of departure inviting viewers to explore their own personal connections to the familiar forms we encounter in unfamiliar places.
Since 2012, Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty have maintained a critical, conceptual, and technical dialogue about their individual work, which easily evolved to collaborative pieces. Over the past couple years they have mounted multiple two person exhibitions which included work that challenges the experimental process specific to each of them. Within these compositions, Jennifer included flame worked components that represented her mastery of the process while Jason’s contribution was cast and blown glass. Jennifer utilizes a lot of sea life while Jason includes imagery that man uses to access the sea. IE Man and Nature in Nature. The finished compositions have been published in glass magazines and generously collected.
Jennifer Caldwell AKA Umphress creates work that draws inspiration from her environment. Born and raised in California, she began working with glass in 2000 while living in Hawaii. Caldwell now lives and works in Kingston, Washington, where the Pacific Ocean continues to influence her work. “Although my inspiration comes from the ocean, I am most intrigued by capturing movement. I try to emulate the movement of sea life in a simple contemporary form,” says Caldwell in her personal statement.
Jason Chakravarty began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process. In 2002 he began illuminating hot shop forms and kiln casting glass while attending graduate school at California State University Fullerton.
Thank you for joining us!
Thank you for celebrating the first annual
Glass Art Fair!
We are honored to that you have taken the time to join us in a celebration of art.
The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.
Grand Opening: November 1st | Exhibition continues to November 30th of 2020