7 - 26 November 2013
about the exhibition
Jeremy Lepisto’s painted, coldworked and fused glass sculptures are an exploration of the everyday urban landscapes and spaces that we all share. Jeremy’s detailed images are painted and fused on sheets of glass that are then assembled into three-dimensional forms to achieve great visual depth and a distinct perspective. Both series in the exhibition, the ‘Trailer’ series and the ‘Compile’ series,take inspiration from the silhouettes and lines of urban architecture,encouraging us to question and re-look at the surroundings we usually take for granted. The titles of the works from the ‘Compile’ series are based on the international code system used to identify and locate shipping containers. Jeremy says of these bodies of work; “Each of these series is related in their exploration of structures that are purpose built to contain and supply needed/wanted provisions. I believe that the availability of these common structures and the amount of resources held within each can reveal much about the ability and the ampleness of the livelihoods that they supply.”
Jeremy Lepisto completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in metals and glass, at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997. He has worked extensively as a technical assistant, guest lecturer and instructor in workshops and universities across the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Jeremy recently finished his tenure as president of the Glass Art Society in the United States and is currently pursuing a PhD in sculpture at the ANU School of Art. Jeremy’s work is represented in the collections of the Glasmuseum (Ebeltoft, Denmark), Museum of Northwest Art (La Conner, USA), Knoxville Museum (Tennessee, USA) and Museum of Glass (Tacoma, USA).