The Mural is an 8 panel work that is a expression capturing the essence of a very special garden in Chateauneuf De Grasse, a small village in the South of France, where I lived for some time during a 6 month Sabbatical. The garden belonged to Mr. Frank Avery Wilson who was an abstract action painter for England in the 1950's. Then at 80 years of age, he was writing a book on the quantum study of art and science, which was a great inspiration to me. He had given me the key to his garden as he returned to Norway and also one of his first books, "Art as Understanding" by Frank Avery Wilson.
The gate depicted on one of the panels represents a steep 20 foot step walk up to the garden. Over the stone wall spread the rolling foot hills of the French Alps towards the Mediterranean Sea. One can see as far as from the Southern coast of Italy to Saint Tropez. My expression was to capture the dazzling color and dappled light of the garden along with the sultry breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.
The show features works by Jayne Duryea opening on February 28 and will be viewable until April 12, 2018 at the Simon Michael Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building, Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas.
Presenting three-dimensional works by Texas artist Jayne Duryea, focusing on light and color with a deep connection to nature, created through traditional Italian glass blowing techniques.Exhibition Slides
This show was March 5 – April 17, 2013 at the
Creative Connections Gallery, Historical Merriman-Bobys House,
Heritage Park, 1521 N Chaparral St,
Corpus Christi, Texas
Slides from the show.
The YouTube exhibition video.
A printed Catalog is available by emailing: Jayne@Duryea.com
This exhibition is a survey of glass works produced over my 25 years in hot
glass. I have displayed the contemporary glass on antique stands as a reference
to the duality of;
The juxtaposition of Contemporary Glass and the Antique, an
interesting concept to me.
This exhibition was in Ben Bailey Art Gallery at the Texas A&M University - Kingsville, TX. The opening and gallery talk, took place on January 20, 2011.
As a collaboration of my imagination and dreams, it is a curious thought to me. As I soak in the details. As surely, it is the "essence" of my expression and the process of delightful encounter that truly intrigues me. To live a life of creative encounter so to speak.
The 2009 exhibition show was at Brazosport College, 500 College Dr, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
The Hot Sculptured Glass show was from March 2 through April 16, 2009 in the Brazosport College Art Gallery. The reception was on Thursday, April 16 from 2 to 4 pm.
This work features traditional off hand Italian glass blowing techniques of hot, sculptured solid glass works. The works are three-dimensional expressions, extremely alive and fluid, with a deep connection to nature, constantly surprising and inspiring.
Glass is that three dimensional expression of my need for exploration to complete the cycle of creativity. Glass is a natural choice for it is extremely alive and fluid. The deep connection to nature, our greatest teacher of life, constantly surprises and inspires me to push the limits of glass beyond the realm of understanding. A meditative dance, it influencing me as I influence it, until the collaboration is complete. As Alfredo Barbini once said, "You do not force glass, you follow glass."
Jayne working hot sculptured glass in the glory hole using traditional off hand Italian glass blowing techniques.
Jayne Duryea's work features the traditional offhand Italian glass blowing techniques of hot sculptured glass. Her works are three-dimensional expressions, extremely alive and fluid, with a deep connection to nature, constantly surprising, and inspiring.
These techniques are the new contemporary studio glass. There is nothing new under the sun, only new experiences and new expressions through new creative people. Unlike Italy in the past, America offers the opportunity to be free, a new liberation, a hunger for technical knowledge, an artistic expression in glass as opposed to the constraints of tradition of the glass factories in Murano.