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exhibits - Double Vision - March 6 - April 18,2009

A study in contrasts in glass art, "Double Vision" showcases Louisville, KY artists Brook Forrest White, Jr. and Susie Slabaugh White. The two artists have been on the forefront of the glass art community in Louisville for several years. As founders of Flame Run Glass studio in 2004, they have been instrumental to the development of the glass art community in the region.

Susie Slabaugh White uses glass as a vehicle for her uninhibited, figurative images. Susie received degrees in painting from Washington University and Savannah College of Art and Design, with a study of printmaking at the Santa Reparta School of Art and Design in Florence, Italy. In 1999, she began experimenting with glass. This combination of interests can be seen in her newest pieces. Shades of the fin-de-siecle painters, Egon Schiele, Max Beckman and Oskar Kokoschka, who created art amidst an era of radical change and decadence, are evident in Slabaugh's painting. Her powerful line and twisting forms move across each vessel like figures around a Greek krater. Using the graal technique, Slabaugh creates expressive, painted images within the depths of her glass pieces.

In stark contrast, the large, blown forms by Brook Forrest White, Jr., are entirely abstract and use color to complement the form. As a 1991 graduate of the glass program at Centre College headed by Stephen Rolfe Powell, White has been an intent vessel maker for almost 20 years. His newest pieces exhibit the distinctive quality of glass to suspend rich color in space. White juxtaposes layers of striking opaque and transparent hues within each piece using the traditional, encalmo technique, in which several bubbles of molten color are joined into one vessel.
Aurora Borealis
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
$2,800
Stingray Isle
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
SOLD
Rayzor
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
$4,900
Home Sweet Home
Susie Slabaugh White
$3,500
Item #90317
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Aurora Borealis
blown glass, encalmo
3.5"h x 20.5"w x 19"d
$2,800

Item #90311
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Stingray Isle
blown glass, encalmo
34.5"hx 13.5"w x 5"d
SOLD

Item #90309
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Rayzor
blown glass, encalmo
27"h x 14"w x 5"d
$4,900

Item #90305
Susie Slabaugh White
Home Sweet Home
blown glass, graal
16"h x 9" dia.
$3,500

Retracting
Susie Slabaugh White
$3,600
Kaboom
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
$3,200
Complements
Susie Slabaugh White
$3,800
Stay Put
Susie Slabaugh White
$3,800
Item #90306
Susie Slabaugh White
Retracting
blown glass, graal
18"h x 8" dia.
$3,600

Item #90310
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Kaboom
blown glass, encalmo
28.5"h x 11"w x 4"d
$3,200

Item #90307
Susie Slabaugh White
Complements
blown glass, graal
19"h x 8.5" dia.
$3,800

Item #90308
Susie Slabaugh White
Stay Put
blown glass, graal
21"h x 9" dia.
$3,800

Sergeant Pepper
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
$5,800
Wispy
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
SOLD
Ocean
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
$3,500
Amphibious Basket
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
SOLD
Item #90313
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Sergeant Pepper
blown glass, encalmo
27"h x 13"w x 5"d
$5,800

Item #90314
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Wispy
blown glass, encalmo
16.5"h x 10"w x 4.5"d
SOLD

Item #90315
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Ocean
blown glass, encalmo
23"h x 12"w x 5"d
$3,500

Item #90316
Brook Forrest White, Jr.
Amphibious Basket
blown glass, encalmo
11"h x 14"w x 13"d
SOLD

Female Nudes Standing Around
Susie Slabaugh White
$3,600
Awake, Calm, Patient
Susie Slabaugh White
$3,800
Dance Like No One is Watching
Susie Slabaugh White
$3,500
 
Item #90301
Susie Slabaugh White
Female Nudes Standing Around
blown glass, graal
18.5"h x 7" dia.
$3,600

Item #90302
Susie Slabaugh White
Awake, Calm, Patient
blown glass, graal
20"h x 7.5" dia.
$3,800

Item #90304
Susie Slabaugh White
Dance Like No One is Watching
blown glass, graal
19"h x 7" dia.
$3,500