| || ||Opaque Counterpoint|
|Artist|| ||LOUGHLIN, Jessica|
|Birth|| ||1975, Australia|
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|Title|| ||Close Distance 42|
|Medium|| ||slumped, fused and cold worked glass|
|Dims|| ||6.0 x 83.0 x 16.5cm|
|Collection|| ||Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Purchased 2000|
Jessica Loughlin has developed a subjective and contemplative style of kiln-formed and lathe-worked glass object. These are conceived as variations on a shape like a shallow and elongated canoe.
The dappled surfaces of Loughlin's works reveal subtle differences of texture, while the forms themselves are bisected lengthwise by a 'horizon line', on either side of which a tonal variation is established.
Evocative of a minimal landscape, the works are variously translucent and opaque, and are further enlivened by faint texts engraved in a spidery hand to convey, according to the artist, 'a suggestion of the memories of the land…histories of which only a small part of the evidence is left'.