sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre


Janice Vitkovsky, SOLD - Frequency #2, 2008, Kilnformed glass - wall panel

Gallery Two   6 - 29 November 2008

Janice Vitkovsky – Frequency

Sabbia Gallery presents Frequency, the first Sydney solo exhibition by one of our most exciting young talents, Janice Vitkovsky.

Janice has worked and studied in Australia and the US with some of the finest international glass artists, and was mentored by Australian Giles Bettison in New York during 2003. Her work has been acquired for many of the most important public and private collections worldwide, which considering her youth, is extraordinary.

Janice is a dedicated and passionate artist, who loves her material and continues to experiment with her work. She is highly skilled in the murrini technique, which is paramount in the execution of her glass sculptures and wall panels, resulting in a brilliant visual play of light and colour.  The murrini construction within her glass allows her to achieve intricate flowing patterns that depict motion.

Her work is concerned with perpetual experience and how we internalize and re-interpret our experiences. She is interested in how we process our movement within our physical surrounds and our emotional responses that make up our view of reality outside ourselves.

Janice creates abstract landscapes within her work that reference a mapping of sorts, employing rhythmic and flowing patterns layered with colour that convey a sense of motion and fluidity. By working with pattern and the kinetics of light, the works read two dimensionally representing a capturing of a moment of time, the moment ‘when’ it becomes solidified in our minds, as memory.