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exhibits - Martin Janecky - New Glass Sculpture - April 25 - June 13, 2009

We are pleased to present premiere glass artist and sculptor, Martin Janecky, in his second solo exhibition at the Marta Hewett Gallery. The gallery hosted this young artist's first solo exhibition in the United States in 2007 and recognition of his talent among artists and art collectors continues to grow.

Born in 1980, in Liberec, in the Czech Republic, Martin Janecky began working in a glass factory at the age of 13. He attended a four year secondary school concentrating on the creation of glass art in Novy Bor. By the age of 21, Janecky had been blowing and sculpting with glass for 8 years and was being employed by top designers in South Africa, Sweden, Holland and New York to help execute their works. In 2003, Martin made his first trip to the United States as a demonstrating artist for the Corning Museum of Glass. Since that time he has been invited to share his talents with artists and glass enthusiasts around the world. He has served repeatedly, in the United States, as an Artist in Residence and teacher at the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, the Tacoma Museum of Glass, Public Glass and Pilchuck Glass School. Martin Janecky is also the recipient of the 2006 Kaiser Foundation Award and the 2008 Salvador Dali World Prize for significant accomplishments in the field of Fine Arts.

Martin possesses the technical knowledge and skill necessary to bring complex visions to life. The artist's personal interest in music continues to be reflected in his creation of elegant instruments. The newest series of works challenge the viewer, as Martin explores our understanding of the "clown". In contrast to the artist's previous series of sage and contemplative masks, these new images are emotionally engaging. Actor, Lon Chaney, Sr. once said, "There is nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight". Makers of folly and fools, the deadpan and downtrodden are all represented here evoking a twinge of uneasiness, which is countered by the artist's command of the material and his masterful craftsmanship.
The Juggler
Martin Janecky
SOLD
Joker
Martin Janecky
SOLD
French Clown
Martin Janecky
$7,500
Violin
Martin Janecky
$4,800
Item #90405
Martin Janecky
The Juggler
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
40"h
SOLD

Item #90413
Martin Janecky
Joker
Blown glass, hot sculpted
21"h x 9"w x 9"d
SOLD

Item #90406
Martin Janecky
French Clown
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
22"h x 14.5"w x 9"d
$7,500

Item #90414
Martin Janecky
Violin
Blown glass, hot sculpted, engraved
28"h x 10"w x 10"d
$4,800

The Derby
Martin Janecky
$6,500
The Top Hat
Martin Janecky
$5,800
Whistling Pierrot
Martin Janecky
$4,500
Small Pierrot
Martin Janecky
$3,500
Item #90407
Martin Janecky
The Derby
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
17.5"H X 7.5"W X 8"D
$6,500

Item #90708
Martin Janecky
The Top Hat
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
21"h x 7.5"w x 9"d
$5,800

Item #90409
Martin Janecky
Whistling Pierrot
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
27"h x 9.5"w x 9"d
$4,500

Item #90410
Martin Janecky
Small Pierrot
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
14"h x 8"w x 8"d
$3,500

Comedy
Martin Janecky
$2,400
Tragedy
Martin Janecky
$2,400
Symphony
Martin Janecky
$18,000
 
Item #90411
Martin Janecky
Comedy
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
16.5"h x 6.5"w x 8.5"d
$2,400

Item #90412
Martin Janecky
Tragedy
Blown glass/ hot sculpted
13"h x 8.24"w x 6.5"d
$2,400

Item #80501
Martin Janecky
Symphony
Blown and sculpted glass
72"w x 36"h x 5"d
$18,000