Sept. 25 Art Minute: Dana Zámečníková, Theatre

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Dana Zámečníková (Czech, born 1945), Theatre. Sheet glass, wire, lead and oil paint, 1983. 18 1/16 in. by 26 5/8 in. by 4 in. Gift of Dorothy and George Saxe, 1991.140. In the special exhibition Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists

Dana Zámečníková (Czech, born 1945), Theatre. Sheet glass, wire, lead and oil paint, 1983. 18 1/16 in. by 26 5/8 in. by 4 in. Gift of Dorothy and George Saxe, 1991.140. In the special exhibition Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists

The mystery of the theatre serves as a metaphor for the universal mysteries of life in the art of Dana Zámečníková. She uses plate glass as a “canvas” for painted images, executed in oil rather than the more time-consuming and more traditional process of enameling. She overlays her enigmatic images to communicate complex layers of meaning and visual effects, adding metaphorical and actual depth to her work. As Zámečníková explains, “the layers of glass I use are layers of events I experience.”


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