River House Arts Gallery exhibiting HUSH.ex this Fall 2016

detail from defect series- fused glass 

Exhibition runs from September 15 - October 22, 2016

Opening Reception: September 15, 6-9 pm

HUSH.ex is the second iteration of a body of work that debuted earlier this year at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.  Working over the course of a year, Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, Sharyn Omara, and Jessica Jane Julius, who are also colleagues on the glass faculty at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, created visually and conceptually diverse works that include site-specific installations as well as individual sculptures and drawings. At the outset, the artists recognized commonalities in their practice: reflection (literal and figurative) and distillation. They began with a collective desire to see past the overstimulus of the digital age and to focus on the analog, narrow the vocabulary from color to gray scale, and capture the power of memory and reflection in interpretation of experience. And yet, there is nothing simplistic either in the ambition or scope of any of the artists' work.