JERRY HARTY

New Work in Kiln Fused Glass

(On display Oct 5 – Dec 1)

Gallery Hours:

Tuesdays – Fridays: 10am – 6pm

Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm

Address:

Reflections Gallery at Glass Art Kalamazoo

326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Artist’s Statement:

Welcome to my show. I am a fused glass artist as well as printmaker. While there is no central theme for this show my work continues to follow a light and whimsical path.
My kiln fused glass pieces are created using various types of fusible glass along with high-fire decals, enamels, precious metal foils and glassline paints…often incorporating recycled metals and occasionally a found object or two. The various types of glass and finishes bring an array of color and light to each piece, while adding dimension and a playful quality to the artwork.
Recently I have started to combine my printmaking with my kiln fused glass. Many of the pieces in this show incorporate silkscreened images utilizing enamels that are hand-pulled directly onto the glass and then fired for permanency. “Sgraffito” is another process that fascinates me. Sgraffito literally means “to scratch”. In this process my design is made by scratching through a surface (of glass enamels) to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color glass.
I hope you enjoy my work.
-Jerry Harty

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Photos from the Opening Reception on Friday October 5 (all images by Julie Pero):

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