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Joshua Hershman

I ran across this  today while looking up some other glass artists and was totally blown away by Josh Hershman’s work! Hershman creates cast glass replicas of many types of cameras and embeds photographic images in some of them by sandblasting the images onto the object and then applying enamels into the recessed areas. He then adds more layers of glass and then refires the entire form. The cast cameras are then perched atop tripods and in some instances the image that is in the camera has been printed and hung on the wall behind the piece.

Jersey Glass Art has a great write up of his work and I think they say it best:

“By taking photographs and joining them together with glass, he is able to link two diverse vocabularies into a unique sculptural vernacular. As these ideas and images connect, the natural play of light and optics inherently found in glass imitates the actual process of taking pictures and exposing negatives. Using the camera as a starting point for his creative process, he attempts to emphasize the beauty of its design and function by focusing on how images shape our memories, dreams and consciousness.”

As a glass worker myself who is interested in the interplay of using glass and photography together I think this is an amazing execution on the marriage of the two ideas. He is currently showing at PISMO Gallery in Denver Colorado and the images shown below are from his current show, Day Residue.  It runs from November 6-25th 2009 and I encourage you to check it out if your in the Denver area!

More of Hershman’s work and experience can be found on his website,






Uppercase Magazine

Uppercase is a gallery and publishing company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They are dedicated to “making, curating, and publishing visual art.”

In addition to great exhibitions like Jen11—an exhibition of 11 artists named Jennifer—they have also begun publishing a quarterly magazine that is all about “learning from other artists, illustrators, designers, photographers, filmmakers and musicians, whether they’re upstarts or icons, famous or shy, verbal or visual.”

Uppercase Magazine

Uppercase Magazine

Unfortunately the first issue is sold out, and there are only about 10 of the second left so hurry and get one! You can also subscribe to the magazine on their website.

Public Works

Chris Eichenseer of Someoddpilot, who has contributed 3 posters to our rock poster show, will be exhibiting his work with 3 others in a show at Andrew Rafacz Gallery at the end of the month.

Public Works

The group show will feature four artists who’ve spent years in Chicago working within the independent art and music communities: Cody Hudson (Struggle, Inc.), Justin Fines (Demo), Andy Mueller (Ohio Girl), and Chris Eichenseer (Someoddpilot). Longtime friends, the four men have parlayed their street-level art styles into careers as internationally recognized graphic designers, their work inhabiting the ever narrowing space between fine art and commercial design.

by Chris Eichenseer

by Justin Fines

Public Works

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 31st 6-9pm

Showing July 31st-August 29th
Noon-5pm Wed-Sat or by Appointment

Paul Kriley

Painter, screen printer, and ceramicist Paul Kriley relies on automatic drawing to create his hallucinant imagery. The exaggeration of features on his subjects seems to be heavily influenced by caricature art. Kriley has a BFA in studio art from the University of Oklahoma.

His works will be shown at the Evanston Atelier Main Street Gallery beginning Friday, July 24, 2009 at 7:00pm (opening reception) and ending Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:30pm.

You can see more of Paul’s work at

Paul Kriley

Paul Kriley

Paul Kriley

Paul Kriley

About Us

Fill in the Blank Gallery was formed out of the desire to create a space where art can be presented, discussed, created, performed, written, shared, and taught on an accessible level. Our goal is to foster creativity in our community, which is so full of talent but perhaps lacking in creative outlets. Part artist collective, part gallery, we feature a wide range of artistic works each month including fine art, craft, film, and music.