PHILADELPHIA- Wexler Gallery will feature an exhibition of new works, entitled Shifting Scale, by Rhode Island based glass artist Daniel Clayman. The show will run from May 3rd through June 30th. An Opening Reception will take place on First Friday, May 3rd from 5 – 8pm.
Daniel Clayman utilizes a vocabulary of simple forms and muted colors to create architectural glass sculptures. Shifting Scale will feature a selection of new works by the artist, which explore a variation of proportion, ranging from small to large scale. Although minimalist in aesthetic, Clayman’s pieces are created using a labor-intensive casting method. This process allows for his medium to take on a foggy and textured quality with a sense of depth, while still maintaining its translucency. The artist carefully uses light and shadow to accentuate subtle details in the glass, creating the illusion of mass in forms that are often hollow, describing volume in space.
PHILADELPHIA- On the second floor, Wexler Gallery will feature an exhibition of new works in painting, collage, and sculpture by Mark Bennion. The show will run from May 3rd through June 30th, 2013. An Opening Reception will take place on First Friday, May 3rd from 5 – 8pm.
Over the past 25 years, Mark Bennion has developed a unique painting process, which he likens to “Fresco,” using oil, plaster, and paper on a panel or canvas. The Fresco technique, a form of mural painting in which pigments are applied directly to wet lime plaster, dates back to prehistoric mans very first paintings on cave walls. Evolving over time, this process was adopted and developed by many cultures around the world, from Ancient Greece to the Italian Renaissance.