John DeWit

Glass (14-works)

John  DeWit Snare
Snare
Glass
24 x 11 x 3 in
John  DeWit Fruit
Fruit
Glass
21 x 12 in
John  DeWit Red Adair
Red Adair
Glass
21 x 10 x 3 in
John  DeWit Axel
Axel
Glass
14 x 13.5 x 8 in
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Ciro
Glass
11 x 13 in
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Emblem
Glass
17 x 10 x 9 in
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Light Catcher
Glass
12 x 12.5 in
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Louver
Glass
14 x 14 x 8 in
John  DeWit Marker
Marker
Glass
16 x 11 x 6.5 in
John  DeWit Wheel
Wheel, 2016
15 x 9 x 4.5 in
John  DeWit Carib
Carib
Glass
20 x 12 in
John  DeWit Coil
Coil, 2016
20 x 10 x 3 in
John  DeWit Green Loop
Green Loop, 2016
24.5 x 12 x 8 in
John  DeWit Loop Envelope
Loop Envelope, 2016
8 x 12.5 x 3.5 in

Sculpture-wall (5-works)

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Leaf Scepter
Glass
40 x 6 x 6 in
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Rup Scepter
Glass
39.5 x 7 x 7 in
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Bula Scepter
Glass
41.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Sold
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Kep Scepter
Glass
42.5 x 6 in
Sold
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Pek Scepter
Glass
48 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Sold

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John DeWit

John DeWit Statement

When I began my art journey 35 years ago, glass as a medium was still considered a craft material. My professors at the time were clay artists. It was an unlikely union but, with time, glass matured as my material of choice. Along the way I have incorporated and developed techniques to allow dimension and uniqueness to the glass possibility.

 

I have primarily engaged myself for the last 25 years using the vessel as a canvas, using its sculptural potential to pivot the viewer beyond the commonplace. My interest is in the container as the emblem of domestic activity and by applying an abstracted functionality, creating a surface for narrative and decorative application; and expanding the context of purpose.

 

What I draw inspiration from is quite varied: African objects, Japanese and Korean Ceramics, Persian and Indian metalwork. Among contemporary artists, the painters Motherwell, Frankenthaler, and Rauschenerg and the sculptor Martin Puryear are the masters who I appreciate. To describe a theme or thread in my work, I would suggest that it has been the discipline to pursue a road less traveled; Many of the techniques I use are a result of my own development.

 

Combining the painting techniques I have developed with hybridized Swedish and Italian glass blowing processes, the vessels and objects I have produced reflect an interest in glass transcending its common purpose and achieving a sculptural possibility.

 

John DeWit Resumé

 

 

2012                 “Craft Embracing the World” Cheongju International Craft Competition Prize  Winners Korea Craft Museum, Cheongju, South Korea

2012                 “Introspectus”       Foster White Gallery, Seattle, Wash.

2011                 “Retrospect/Prospect”, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, Wash.

2009                 “Incise”, Foster White Gallery, Seattle , Wash.

“2009 Cannon/Bullock Paper Works Invitational,” Museo, Langley, WA

2008                 “Patterns and Rhythms” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA

                        Group Show, Judy Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                        “Recent Work” Soloman/Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2007                 “Small Works”, Group show, Solomon/Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA                                    

   “Cheongju International Craft Biennale,” Juried show, Cheongju City, Korea

“mise en place,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Glass 2007, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2006                 Solo Show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

                        “The Eccentric Vessel,” Group Show, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

2005                 “Cheongju International Craft Biennale,” Juried show, Cheongju City, Korea
            “Lifecycle,” Solo show of new work, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003                 Center on Contemporary Art, Exhibition co-sponsored by CoCA and Pilchuck School, Seattle, WA

2002                 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

                        Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

                        Solo Show, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2001                 Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA                  

2000                 “New Work,” Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

“Synergy 2000,” group show, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

1999                 European Art and Craft, Pavillon Josephine, Strasbourg, France

Group show of instructors, C.E.R.F.A.V., Centre Europeén de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers. Vannes-le-Châtel, France.            

                        “Recent Work,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

                        “Materials: Hard & Soft,” Greater Denton Art Council, Denton, TX

1998                 “The Vessel,” Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

                        “North American Glass 98, The Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT

                        “Painted Glass,” Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR, Group Glass Show,

    Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1997                 “Recent Constructions,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

                        “Art glass ’97,” Hanson’s Art Gallery, Knoxville, TN

1996                 “The Evolution of Glass,” Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

                        Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

                        Group Glass Show, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1994                 “The Beauty of Painted Glass: New Directions in the Northwest,” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1993                 Group Glass Show, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

                        Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

                        “Recent Work by Gallery Artists,” Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1992                 “The Cutting Edge: Modern Approaches to Enameling,” Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

                        Solo Show, Art Elements Gallery, Meguen, WI

1991                 Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

Southwest Annual Group Show, Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ             

World Glass Exhibition 2, Gallery Nakama, Sapporo, Japan

1989                 Foster/White Gallery at Frederick & Nelson, Seattle, WA

                        Northwest Annual Juried Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

1988                 Northwest Artists Group Show, The Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, MA

1985                 Contemporary Studio Glass Exhibit, Redding Museum, Redding, CA

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