by Patricia Frischer
The first thing I must say is that I have never seen the Front Porch Gallerylooking more professional and lovely. The layout and design of the show gives these glass art work the full exposure and respect that they need and deserve. These are all recent works by members of the Balboa Park headquartered Art Glass Association of Southern California expertly curated by Julie Weavering, the gallery director.
Here we see a selection of many techniques that make glass so fascinating; blowing, kiln-casting, fusing, slumping, pâté-de-verre, flame-working, hot-sculpting and cold-working, etching, even powder screen printing. The works I have chosen below are by artists that have mastered the particular skills they need to communicate their messages. Technique is only half the story of good art.
Deanne Sabeck’s verticle wall hanging flying saucer shapes are urging you to take them home (ET). Tom Morosz transparent wings and cubes invite us to take a chance and come fly with me. Kathleen Mitchell fossil bird beaks are asking us to save the environment. While Jack Wade’s Venus Fly trap with tongue screams “feed me”. Krista Heron’s wall piece makes us wonder which parts are photography and which are 3-d glass drops. The shimmering flat column by Jon Simpson brings sun to a rainy day.
May 21 to July 8, 2023
Front Porch Gallery
2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad 92008
Opening Hours Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
More info: Julie Weaverling 760-795-6120
Opening Hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m. Wednesday: noon – 7 p.m.
More info: Gary Raskin 760.696.3288