Wayne Pearson's Post-Graduate Exhibition

23 Jun2011

After 3 years of sustained effort, experimentation, trial and error (but mostly success) Wayne Pearson has produced an astounding collection of portraits of some of the leading figures in the Australian studio glass scene. A group of almost 40 collectors, curators, practitioners and gallerists now grace the walls of one of the main exhibition spaces at Sydney College of the Arts Rozelle campus.

Wayne first interviewed all of his subjects and during the interview Marina his wife took photographs for reference. Wayne says that the interviews were an integral part of the whole process and very much governed the form of the final portrait. It was a fascinating process to be a part of. As well as these narrative works, his doctorate also explored the non-subjective, amorphous nature of glass where the material itself carries meaning, or rather allows the viewer to fall into the work and create his own narrative .

The surface of these pieces was particular seductive and was only finally resolved in the past few months with the help of Bridgett Thomas, a fellow student. Each form was ground with a wet pumice paste and scouring cloth to achieve a beautiful satin finish. Light is captured within the form and the veiwer finds himself dwelling there, lost for long moments.

Dr Gerry KingDr Gerry King

Judi ElliottJudi Elliott

yours trulyyours truly

Suzanne, Kirra GallerySuzanne, Kirra Gallery

Michael Sclerrone of Wagga GalleryMichael Sclerrone of Wagga Gallery

Stephen Skillitzi, Charles ButcherStephen Skillitzi, Charles Butcher

Sculptural formsSculptural forms

Sculptural formSculptural form

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 7:37 pm reverse glass painting, portraiture, australian glass artists, wayne pearson exhibition, sydney college of arts

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