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Jessica Loughlin

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Julie Ewington, Tina Oldknow, Jessica Loughlin

Jessica Loughlin
Jessica Loughlin creates ethereal artworks in glass that explore her fascination with the beauty of emptiness and her extensive research into light and space. Beginning her artistic pursuit and exploration of the horizon line in her student years she has since dedicated her practice to the pursuit of capturing the transient qualities of light and the quiet sense of contemplation it provokes in the viewer.

Known for her understated aesthetic, Loughlin takes her artistic cues from the vast, flat landscapes and salt lakes of South Australia and is particularly drawn to the inherent quietness and stillness of the land. In her practice, Loughlin fuses opaque and translucent glass together in flat panels or geometric freestanding pieces that allude to shadow, reflection and refraction. Her work is characterised by a strict reductive sensibility and restricted use of colour with a gentle palette of soft muted hues.

Born in Melbourne, Loughlin started her studio practice in 1998 and quickly established herself as a distinguished member of the upcoming generation of glass artists in the early 2000s. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally over the course of her career. Widely celebrated for her thoughtful and instinctual approach to kiln-formed glass, together with her innovative technical skills with the medium, Loughlin is one of Australia's leading contemporary glass artists.

Julie Ewington is an independent curator, writer and broadcaster based in Sydney. An authority on contemporary Australian art and craft, she held senior curatorial positions including from 1997-2014 at Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art. Major solo projects include the exhibition 'The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver', TarraWarra Museum of Art (2016) and monographs on Del Kathryn Barton (2014) and Fiona Hall (2005). She regularly publishes essays and reviews in journals including Art Monthly, Australian Book Review, Garland and The Monthly.
Tina Oldknow is an independent curator and art historian specialising in contemporary art, craft and design in glass. The former Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, she has curated over 30 exhibitions and has written over 100 books, articles and essays on glass. In 2014, she was named an Honorary Fellow of the American Craft Council, and, in 2015, she was appointed Honorary Fellow of The Corning Museum of Glass.
Format Jacketed hardback
Size 280 x 220 mm
ISBN 9781743058954
Extent 184 pages
Price: AU$59.95 including GST
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