5 - 7 November 2010
about the exhibition
Jeremy Lepisto’s painted, coldworked and fused glass sculptures provide an abstract look at the commonplace elements of everyday life. Detailed scenes are painted on sheet glass that is constructed into three-dimensional forms of great visual depth and interesting perspective. Jeremy finds inspiration in the silhouettes and lines of urban architecture, such as the facades of buildings and tangles of city power lines, as well as elements from the natural environment. He is interested in portraying the effects of time on the built environment, depicting aged buildings with outdated features that are often regarded as lacking in aesthetic appeal. Jeremy’s imagery “details places that are nowhere in particular and yet somehow familiar”, highlighting the complexity of the commonplace, and commenting on the condition of these shared spaces. The works in Jeremy’s current ‘Crate’ series “depict and address the want for goods that are un-orderable, un-receivable, and/or un-deliverable”. Jeremy continues to portray his interest in the temporal and spatial transition of objects, and his works can also be read as a comment on the way in which we package and compartmentalise memories in order to carry them with us throughout life.
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 America, the United Kingdom and Australia, and is currently President of the Glass Art Society of America. Jeremy has resided and worked in Canberra since 2009, exhibiting in both solo and group shows in Australia and internationally. He has completed commissions for the Museum of Glass in Washington, USA, Knoxville Museum inTennessee, USA and the Ebeltoft Museum, Denmark.