An Architectural Glass Art Exhibition
Jon Rees’ career as an architectural designer, lead him to sculpturally explore the essence of architecture: Form, Space, & Light, through assemblages of waterjet cut float glass and steel. That body of work was entitled “Deconstructing Architecture”.
This current work is a continuation of the ideas inherent in Deconstructing Architecture in that it references popular, modern architectural typologies. It also begins to comment on the use of Digital Fabrication Technology in the creation of contemporary sculpture through the transformation of digitally created, three-dimensionally printed models into kiln cast glass.
Digital Analogue will be on display at Glass Axis Galleries April 12 through May 21.
Glass Axis Galleries is open Tues-Thrs 11am-6pm, Fris 11am-7pm, Sats 11am-4pm
About the Artist
Jon Rees is currently the Studio Manager and an Assistant Teaching Professor at Ball State University. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts in Glass from the Rochester Institute for Technology he has gone on to work at universities and studios throughout the United States.
Mr. Rees is currently working on several artistic projects that span multiple topics. His professional artistic practice involves a phenomenological approach to sculpture, in which there is a common thread within the subjects and objects of his personal experience. Although formally trained in working with glass as a material, his work incorporates other materials as necessary to support conceptual and aesthetic aspects of the work.
His work has been exhibited in juried exhibitions across the United States as well as internationally. It is also included in the Corning Museum of Glass publication, New Glass Review #37.
He currently resides with his partner and two beautiful dogs in Muncie, Indiana.
See more of his work on his website: http://jonmrees.com