Member Monday: Jon Rees

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Member Monday: Jon Rees

posted on 11:02 AM, December 21, 2015
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Photo: Tower Study #2

Tell us about yourself!
I was born and raised in western New York State, where I received an undergraduate degree in architecture and an MFA in glass. I'm currently an artist in residence and adjunct professor in the glass program at Salisbury University in Maryland.

Why do you work with glass as a medium? 
Glass as a material has a strong dialogue with light and shadow, major components in my work. It also has a historic association with architecture, which is where I derive inspiration from.

What themes do you pursue in your work? 
My work revolves around architecture and its vocabulary of form, space, and light. I see these components as a strong connection between architecture and sculpture.

What is your dream project?
I'm not really sure what my dream project would be.....something grand, perhaps a full scale city of glass, combining everything that I know of modern architecture and glass art processes. Or maybe a solo show at Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim in New York, with free reign over the entire museum for site-specific sculpture responding to the architecture.

Why are you a member of GAS?  
My involvement with GAS started when I was fortunate enough to be selected as the Student Representative on the Board of Directors. Through serving on the Board I learned a lot about the organization and how much it does for glass art, its members, and especially students. I continue to serve on the Education and Print Media Committees as well as writing for GASnews.

Member Profile: www.glassart.org/cgi/page.cgi?mid=82582&cmd=show_profile&char=R&_id=1433


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