Kiss My Glass
Jason Chakravarty & Sean Hennessey
The William& Joseph Gallery presents “Kiss My GLASS” a group exhibition featuring the glass artwork of Sean Hennessey and Jason Chakravarty July 1-31, 2015.
“Kiss My Glass” aims to showcase the unique glass works being created by these imaginative, up and coming artists. Far away from the traditional blown glass vases, these two artists have created a body of work that makes us laugh, makes us think and asks us to see glass in a new light - as a vehicle for narrative story telling in a three dimensional format.
Chakravarty is a mixed media, object maker living in Arizona. The majority of his work is cast glass and often incorporates neon for illumination. Glass can be anything; thick, thin, shiny, dull, rough, smooth, transparent, or opaque. It is the only material that can capture light. While material and notably glass are important, his emphasis is within the narrative. His most recent works are semi-auto biographical and reflect on human relationships, communication, and social networking. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cal State University and a BFA from Arizona State University; he has also studied at Pilchuk Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center and and an Artist in Residency at Toledo Museum of Art and Alfred University.
Says Hennessey of his art, “The heart of my work is an examination and a suggestion of our identity in a world that places us in a struggle for harmony between our spirituality and our corporeality. My works contain messages of obstacles and of hope, of seeking and of enlightenment. I aim to create works that inspire and remind us of wonders and mysteries we have lost. I primarily create wall relief sculptures that are representation and narrative. There is a feel of the past, but with materials and techniques of today.”
Hennessey’s pieces are a mixed and multimedia combination of Glass, Concrete, Photography, Drawing, Light, Video, Paint, Found Objects, Wood and Steel.
Hennessey holds a BA in Sculpture and a Minor in Philosophy from Berea College and also studied at the Institute for International Studies in Florence, Italy. He has also exhibited at SOFA Chicago, John Hopkins University and was a featured artist at the National Institute of Health Gallery, as well as many select group exhibitions
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