Glessner, a resident of Philadelphia, is a fiber artist whose media are usually beeswax, encaustic and oil paint on silk.
Her work is concerned with raising questions in her viewers’ minds concerning how all of creation—universe, earth, nature and humanity — co-exist, connect and interweave utilizing processes such as burning, rusting, decomposition, burying or weather exposure.
Through pattern and materials, questions are raised concerning want versus need, natural versus man-made creation, the overabundance of choice in a commercial society, excess, waste and its impact on the cyclic life. Her patterns and textures are inspired by satellite photography.
For more information on this event or other exhibits at the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery please call Janis Nunnally, gallery coordinator, at 931/372-6578.