Cause and Effect: Glass Exhibit Explores Relationships
RELEASED: Feb. 23, 2006
DANVILLE, KYThe Centre College Art Program will host a glass sculpture exhibit titled "Cause and Effect" by artist Jonathan Capps. Capps' works will be displayed in the AEGON Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center on campus. The exhibit will be open from February 24 through March 17. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An opening reception for the artist will be held on February 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the AEGON Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.
"Jon's newest work represents a breakthrough with a new direction in his glasswork," says Stephen Rolfe Powell, Stodghill Professor of Art at Centre. "The hot-formed cages or vertebrates represent a departure from the vessel and a move towards pure sculptural forms."
Capps combines both traditional and nontraditional techniques when creating his work. In this most recent grouping, he has chosen to use simple color combinations with transparency, allowing the viewer to examine the relationship between the inside of the forms and their facades.
"Relationships in general are driven by causes and effects," Capps reflects. "I want these pieces to express the cause and effect of opposing forces and the harmonious relationship that can occur between the two."
Capps graduated from Centre College in May 2005 with a B.A. in studio art. As a junior at Centre, Capps had the opportunity to work with renowned glass artist Lino Tagliapietra during his visit to campus.
Capps has studied Venetian techniques at the Corning Museum of Glass with master Italian glass artist Elio Quarisa. In 2005, he received the Mildred and David Wood Art Award and was selected to study under the American glass legend Richard Marquis at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.
Capps has been working closely with Professor Stephen Powell for the past three years and is currently the Graduate Fellow for Centre's Art Program.For more information about the exhibit call (859) 238-5469.
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