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Wexler Gallery

Joel Philip Myers

  • Untitled Vessel, 1992
    Blown glass with applied elements
    15 3/4 x 3 x 13 7/8 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Black 13, 1981
    Blown glass with applied elements
    5 X 6 1/4 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Black 15, 1980
    Blown glass with applied elements
    4 1/2 X 7 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Untitled, c. 1980
    Blown glass with applied elements
    3 1/2 X 10 1/8 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Blue 3, 1988
    Blown glass with applied elements
    21 7/8 X 3 3/4 X 15 1/2 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Valmuen V, 1991
    Blown glass with applied elements
    15 3/4 X 3 3/4 X 15 1/2 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Facets of Red, 1990
    Blown glass
    12 X 4 X 14 3/8 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Color Study #14, 2001
    Blown glass
    5 1/2 X 5 1/2 X 22 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Small Brown Fish, 1986
    Blown glass with applied elements
    19 X 2 1/2 X 7 1/4 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    White with Green Feathered Hand, 1975
    Blown glass
    4 X 5 1/4 X 8 3/8 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Floral Fragments of Ording, 1991
    Blown glass with applied elements
    26 X 14 X 24 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Yellow Fish, 1998
    Blown glass with applied elements
    24 1/2 X 3 X 6 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Continuous Fragment 8-126, 1987
    Blown glass with applied elements
    23 X 4 X 10 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Color Study #18, 2002
    Blown glass
    5 1/2 X 21 1/2 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Dialogue #7, 1998
    Blown glass
    14 X 10 3/4 X 22 1/2 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Enticement #6, 1998
    Blown glass
    1/ X 5 3/4 X 15 1/2 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Pink #2, 1978
    Blown glass
    5 1/2 X 5 3/4 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Spiral Fish, 1986
    Blown glass with applied elements
    30 X 4 3/4 X 9 3/4 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Verdant, 1985
    Blown glass with applied elements
    13 1/4 X 1 7/8 X 7 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Summer Radiance, 1990
    Blown glass with applied elements
    18 3/4 X 4 X 15 1/4 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Contiguous Fragment Series, 1987
    Blown glass with applied elements
    16 3/4 X 4 X 13 3/4 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Green Fish, 1990
    Blown glass with applied elements
    25 1/2 X 9 1/4 X 4 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Kaleidoscope Clear X, 1990
    Blown glass with applied elements
    15 7/8 X 4 1/2 X 15 1/2 inches
  • Joel Philip Myers, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Summer Joy, 1988
    Blown glass with applied elements
    18 3/4 X 3 1/2 X 17 1/8 inches

Artist Bio

Joel Philip Myers creates work characterized by exquisite craftsmanship and an extraordinarily strong sense of formal design. According to curator and contemporary glass specialist Dan Klein, “Myers is best described as an abstract colorist although his kind of abstraction nearly always relates to imagery connected either to landscape and nature or to human forms and human behavior.”

 

In explaining the development of much of his work and style, Myers has said, “A painter can take a brush and paint large volumes of space and color and linear aspects and textural aspects. I wanted to have that.” His process includes blowing glass spheres — often in more than one color, breaking them and flattening the pieces, then applying these shards as brushstrokes over his glass vessel canvases.

 

Joel Philip Myers graduated with honors from the Department of Advertising Design at Parsons School of Design in 1954. After studying ceramic design in Copenhagen, Denmark, Myers earned both a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY. In the 1960s, Myers was Director of Design at the renown Blenko Glass Company. From 1970 through the late 1990s, he served as Distinguished Professor of Art at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Myers has taught and mentored a number of noteworthy artists, and his awards and honors range from Honorary Life Member of the Glass Art Society to Fellow of the American Crafts Council, and Fellowship recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts. Myers’ work is in the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Decorative Art, Prague, Australian Crafts Council, and Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan.

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