The JCC Patio Gallery is pleased to present two artists who employ distinctly different mediums to reveal the natural world. Their conjoint exhibits run Sept. 1-Oct. 8 in the Patio Gallery and JCC lobby.
“Hindsight” features the paintings, prints and drawings of Brian Jones, an award-winning local artist and professor whose work reflects his recent transition from an urban to rural landscape.
Over the last two years, Jones, a Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, has physically and mentally resided in polar opposite places: the hurried Highlands of Louisville off Bardstown Road and a secluded weather-beaten structure in the middle of a forest in Harrison County, IN, where he’s building a new house and studio.
“Transition is impacting my life both directly and indirectly, personally and professionally,” Jones said. “These images come from four different bodies of work that span about 15 years of creative exploration and production. When initially considering the works I wanted to exhibit, this combination felt very disjunctive, but now, in my new context, they feel appropriately cohesive. For me, they have taken on new meaning and significance.”
“The Shape of Nature” features the cast marble sculptures of Beverly Glascock, an artist who lives and works as an attorney in Louisville. The colors and shapes of nature inspire Glascock’s pieces, which, despite being made of composite rock, reflect graceful movement and fluidity.
“As an art medium, bonded marble’s aesthetic properties enhance everything I love about making art, from the colors and textures to the finishes,” Glascock said. “Whether the finished piece is smooth as glass or highly textured, the properties of this material add depth and motion to an otherwise static image. The look is deep and liquid and frequently begs the question ‘Can I touch it?’ The good news is… you may! These sculptures are as durable as natural stone. Creating these abstract sculptures brings me terrific pleasure.”
The opening reception is from 2-4 p.m., Sun., Sept. 1, and both exhibits run through Oct. 8.