Recent Work in Stained Glass and Photography
Joanne Jolly-Kay and David W. Kay
May 6 - June 28, 2012
Tree of Life #1 by Joanne Jolly-Kay. Stained glass with lead solder and a photo transfer on glass. 2’ x 2 1/2 ’
Reprinted by permission of Joanne Jolly-Kay. All rights reserved.
Brookline Courthouse by David Kay. Color digital photograph. 8” x 10” Reprinted by permission of David Kay. All rights reserved.
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May 19, 2012, 3 - 6 pm
Artist’s Statement: Joanne Jolly-Kay
I am an artist because I cannot stop making things and experimenting with materials. It is a passion for me. I began my journey into the arts in high school, then at Mass. College of Art where I majored in fine arts/sculpture. In 1982, I co-founded the Kingston Gallery, a cooperative gallery, with my husband, in a loft space in Bostonís Chinatown. I assisted with directing it until 1987. It continues to flourish in the new SOWA area of Boston on Harrison Ave.
In 1987 I graduated from Tufts University with a MA in Occupational Therapy, which is my second passion. In 1988 I had my first daughter and 1992 my second daughter. I have worked for many years as a therapist while continuing to dabble in the arts, as time allowed, while bringing up my family.
In 2010 our youngest daughter enrolled in college and I decided to pursue my first passion more seriously and rented a small space in Wakefield, MA, as my art studio. I now spend much of my time there experimenting with materials such as stained glass, silver clay, and other mixed media.
Many of the art pieces I make are about ideas and things that are of psychological or spiritual importance to me. Some of the pieces are about shape and texture.
Artist’s Statement: David Kay
I received a BFA from Mass. College Art and Design. The head of the department, Gus Kayafas, was very well connected, which allowed me to meet and study with many renowned photographers. Most of my work was done with a 4” x 5” view camera. Several years after graduating, my wife, Joanne Jolly-Kay, and I started the Kingston Gallery. We ran it for five years and enjoyed working with many emerging artists. We are pleased that the gallery is still operating.
My goal is to make photographs that are rich in detail about interesting subjects. Good photos are ones that I want to keep looking at.