November 28 – January 6, 2018
Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArts
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 7, 7 – 9 PM
Jessica Jane Julius’s work examines our current “culture of fear”, exploring how fear is infiltrating the ways in which we navigate the world. Her solo exhibition “On the Verge” presents a look at the anxieties and complexities of language through the lens of dyslexia. With mixed media objects, installation, and drawings she attempts to take command of language; visual, verbal, and experimental, to create a tenuous network of creative exchange and correspondence. She believes that dyslexia is an integral part of her creativity and gives her the ability to see new narratives.
About the artist:
Jessica Jane Julius is the co-founder of artists’ collective and performance group The Burnt Asphalt Family who produces collaborative participatory works. They have performed at prestigious venues across the country including The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, The Chrysler Museum, and Urban Glass. Her mixed media works have been exhibited nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of American Glass, NJ, and Pilchuck Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Her work has been selected numerous time for publication in New Glass Review and she has been awarded residencies at The Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, New Jersey, and The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. She is on the board of the Glass Arts Society and was recently appointed to the Executive Committee as the Vice President. In the past, she served as Interim Program Head of Glass at Tyler School of Art and University of the Arts, and has also taught at RIT, Pilchuck Glass School, Urban Glass, and The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass. She earned her BFA in Glass at Tyler School of Art and MFA in Glass at Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in Glass at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and son.
This work was made possible in part by the generous support of a grant from Tyler School of Art of Temple University.