James Barron Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled Mirrors and Glass. Our exhibition examines the remarkable visual parallels between Jeannette Montgomery Barron's
photographs of mirrors and Laura de Santillana's glass sculptures. These two artists were born one year apart - Laura de Santillana in Venice, Italy, and Jeannette Montgomery Barron in Atlanta, Georgia - and both have worked continually between the U.S. and Italy. Without knowing one another's work until very recently, the two artists have steadily developed a minimalist aesthetic and an exploration of color through repetition of form.
"We're very pleased to bring these two artists together in an exhibition for the first time, and to explore the meditative quality of their work in close proximity," says James Barron.
"Having met in person only once, in Rome this past year, we're pleased to allow these artists' work to have a dialogue within itself."
Jeannette Montgomery Barron's works are in numerous public and corporate collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; The Archivio Fotografico, American Academy in Rome and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
Laura de Santillana's works are in numerous public collections, including The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Murano Glass Museum, Venice; The
Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; Seattle Art Museum,
Seattle; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and Museum of Art and Design, New York.