12 – 29 April 2018
about the exhibition
Jeremy Lepisto’s glass sculptures are an exploration of the everyday landscapes and the condition of spaces we all share. In this exhibition, Jeremy is exploring the term ‘contour’, generally used to describe the shape of a form. He aims, however, to extend this notion and “draw into its reference the timelines and situations that are affected by, or support, the initial form’s function and future”. Jeremy has created two series of work that address this theme. The ‘Contour’ series are kilnformed and coldworked depicting a simplified outline of a building with a strong black border highlighting the edge, or ‘contour’, of each form. For the ‘Stack’ series, a fabricated steel base forms the rooftop in which the blown, sandblasted and enamelled glass chimney sits. In both series, the images on the glass reflect the activity and impact within each structure. The technical skill in each work is evident although each piece looks deceptively simple. The works are a clever and sophisticated commentary on urban architecture, with Jeremy encouraging us to re-look at the surroundings that we often take for granted.
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 served as the president of the Glass Art Society in the United States for three years and is currently undertaking 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 (USA) and Museum of Glass (Tacoma, USA).