Structure, Object and Truth Discerned

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Sculptor, 2011 Linden Wood 6.5" X 9" X 18" © Gordon Glasgow courtesy Vessel Gallery
Structure, Object and Truth Discerned
Curated by: Lonnie Lee

471 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
November 1st, 2011 - November 26th, 2011
Opening: November 4th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

East Bay
Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM - 6PM
California College of the Arts, Cornish
mixed-media, installation, conceptual, surrealism, figurative, modern, sculpture


Structure, Object, and Truth


s c u l p  t u r e   b y  G o r d o n  G l a s g o w  

j e w e l r y  b y  M a r i r o s e  J e l i c i c h

s c u l p t u r e   a n d   p r i n t s   b y   J o h n  R u s z e l


N  O  V  E  M  B  E  R   1     -   26

Broken Ring  47" x 47" x 6", cotton, steel, stainless steel, beech by John Ruszel (2011)

EXHIBITING  November 1 -  26, 2011
OPENING Reception Friday, November 4, 6-9PM

JEWELRY Artist Talk / Trunk Show:  Saturday, November 5th, 2-4PM meet Marirose Jelicich, jewelry artist who repurposes materials like rubber tire tubes, come try on works of art!

ARTIST TALK:  Saturday, November 12th, 2-4PM meet Gordon Glasgow and John Ruszel, learn about each artist's process in making the works included in “Structure, Object and Truth Discerned”
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, 510 893 8800
Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11-6PM



Vessel Gallery is excited to introduce Gordon Glasgow, Marirose Jelicich, and John Ruszel. Their approaches to their art are dissimilar from the onset, but with time amidst the work, one can understand similarities beyond what meets the eye.  Compositions and explorations are employed in a complete manner, as presented in Vessel's upcoming exhibition "Structure, Object and Truth Discerned."

Gordon Glasgow's work is meditative, and articulates a genuine sensitivity and response toward his chosen material. This artist deliberately focuses on the senses by isolating parts of the human figure as his subjects. These sculptures are contemplations on the body suspended in the physical structure and material substance of carved wood. 

Marirose Jelicich's jewelry takes a green perspective towards use of materials; meanwhile, her approach to design results in primitive yet modern adornment for the body.

John Ruszel begins his work with a narrow set of parameters through detailed drawings. Wood, string, and metal inspire this artist to explore structures concentrating on the support of an object, creating interplay of his limited materials.  The act of creating these finely engineered works exhibits his values of both craftmanship and mystery between light and shadow.
Together Gordon, Marirose, and John present a beautiful counterpoint. In "Structure, Object and Truth Discerned," these artists use expert skill and keen insight in creating their work, revealing the balances between pre-meditated design and human intuition, interdependence and independence, isolation and connectivity, as a subject or as a record.      - Lonnie Lee, Gallery Director and Artist Representative


  “We carry a certain subconscious detachment about our bodies, and treat them often as mere vehicles, with little understanding of who we are physically.”  Gordon Glasgow

"This transformation is not only particular to gems and metals but also to a common place material such as rubber."  - Marirose Jelicich

  "Structures emerge without function, aesthetics manifest from physical necessity. These structures are not abstractions, nor are they representations. These structures are not illusory, for they exist only and purely as themselves. They are the product of simple rules and basic physical laws. Tension, balance, gravity, symmetry, pattern."  John Ruszel