24 March - 12 April 2011
about the exhibition
Jeremy Lepisto’s painted, coldworked and fused glass sculptures are an exploration of the everyday landscapes and the condition of spaces we all share. Depictions of towering buildings, smoky factories, telegraph poles and water towers are encapsulated in glass sculptures resembling shipping containers often with their pallets. These works encourage us to question and re-look at the surroundings we usually take for granted. Jeremy’s new pieces, the crate series, address the need and want for goods that are “unorderable, un-receivable and/or undeliverable”. This series was created after Jeremy’s move to Australia from the United States, during a period of transition from old to new landscapes. Notions of transience, recollection and nostalgia appear in the sculptures that physically represent the form of a shipping crate, but depict objects and ideas that are simply unobtainable.
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 is currently the president of the Glass Art Society in the United States and has begun a PhD in sculpture at the ANU School of Art. Jeremy’s work is represented in the collections of the Ebeltoft Museum, Denmark; Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, USA; Knoxville Museum, USA and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, USA.