CLUE: Mr. Drury with Eyes Wide Open

6 Sep 2017 – 28 Oct 2017


New York
New York, United States


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In CLUE artist and longtime member of the UrbanGlass community John Drury surveys the current output of artists in New York City creating with glass.


Exhibiting artists include: Dorie Guthrie, Ancient Truth Investigators, Helena Parriott, Erica Rosenfeld, Esteban Salazar, Liesl Schubel, Leo Tecosky and Ben Wright 

I have included in my effort those diverse artists representative the current generation at UrbanGlass - those individuals actively engaged in the day-to-day workings of the organization; carriers the torch if you will, attendants the game at hand.

And let me say, the species has not changed much - the many laboring beforehand are not forgotten but, here represented. My choices are made then not in disregard but, a certain unabashed reverence for the band of originators, as in community there is commonality - in commonality lies fruitful possibility. Think of this included group of makers then, as not “instead of” but, an addition too - representatives a past, in promise a glorious future; a mash-up of sensibilities in flux - fermented and growing in preparation yet another generation to surely follow; clue the impetus a glorious future. The artists included here, are humbly the fruit of 40 years labor.

In truth lies beauty. There is not simply the eye-quenching beauty of that ravenous orb itself but, that fertile reflection the ever-searching and investigative soul-the pressing being of sinewy creation.

CLUE then is another beast and like any lean animal captured, will twist and turn - frequently altered and re-arranged throughout the term of the exhibition. Works included in this presentation will act as game pieces of sorts, to reveal new understanding by fresh juxtaposition; words in a sentence, if you will, made increasingly potent and insightful by re-ordering, a baton passed.

Ours is a vitreous beast in flux.

                                                              -John Drury


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