field of view
April 1- 30, 2016
Reception: April 1, 6-8pm
Three artists interpret landscapes in this new exhibition at The Gray Gallery. Paul Swartwood uses glass to reinvent the idealist impressionists landscape into a three dimensional form, Rachel Kerwin uses mixed media to focus on the cloudy backgrounds we associate with landscapes and Mary Ott focuses on the grassy foregrounds in her simplicitic grassy fields.
Rachel Kerwin grew up in Chicago and now lives and works in Washington, DC. She graduated with a BFA in painting from Cornell University and her work has been featured in numerous shows in New York, Chicago, and the greater DC area. You can visit her studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
Paul Swartwood was first introduced to blown glass in 2000, and was so taken by the process that he began studying glassblowing and sculpture at Salisbury University, where he earned his BFA in 2002. After graduation, he moved to West Chester, PA, where he worked producing crystal ware at the renowned Simon Pearce glass company for four years, before relocating to Maryland, where he now runs Glassworks, a glass blowing studio at Glen Echo Park.