Category Archives: – Sculpture

Two Solitudes: Tahedl-Locke Collaborative Sculpture

(2011)

I’ve been most privileged to be paired with renowned King artist Ernestine Tahedl (RCA, OSA) in a collaborative programme created by the OSA and the Woodstock Gallery, called “pARTners”.

Ernestine has long been an active,  strong supporter of the arts. She has quite an artistic history and a stunning portfolio of works, including stained glass and acrylic paintings. You can see more on her and her work here:

Ernestine Tahedl Web Site

Ernestine Tahedl at Trias Gallery

Her early involvement with stained glass comes full-circle as she is now experimenting in fused glass with me, techniques that were largely unavailable in the 1960’s. The 2-piece sculpture you see here is a product of our experimentation with integrating Japanese paper into our required work. This “test” piece inspired us to go further with this inclusion technique.

I couldn’t write enough about how we’ve enjoyed working together!  Ernestine’s well-honed skills in colour, mood and composition have influenced me greatly.  Her passion for creating new works is a joy to behold and share.  Ernestine loved the ability to use various frits (ground glass) as paint: the vibrancy of colour is hard to duplicate in acrylic or oil.  I’m sure she’ll continue in fused glass for this reason alone (and the freedom and joy of sculptural shape).

Here’s Ernestine on our work together:

I am delighted to add a few comments to our collaboration, which it really is and was Greg’s expertise and technical know-how that kept me on the straight and narrow, although I did manage to disturbe the order of his studio and his way of working.   I think both of us have taken away a wonderful experience of respecting the other’s creativity and talents and are so enriched by it. Yes I think I have been very much taken by this work and I am afraid Greg will see me more often destroying his order …. Enjoy the sculpture.

Ernestine

WE’VE SINCE COMPLETED OUR “FINAL” (2nd) WORK –
BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE UNVEILING ON NOVEMBER 19th IN WOODSTOCK.

I can tell you it’s even more stunning than our “test” piece here and leverages the techniques we learned from it.

And … you can buy it! It will be auctioned on November 19th to fund the pARTners programme for future years. At this time all 10 teams’ collaborative works will be revealed (plus a piece on display from each artist).

Public exhibition is integral to pARTners: Besides our opening at the Woodstock Gallery, all works will tour through much of 2012 at public and private galleries (some T.B.A.), including the Aurora Cultural Centre and the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

OUR SCULPTURE BELOW IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

Each slumped piece is approximately 18″ high and 4″ wide, mounted on steel bases. Each piece can rotate so that the work can be positioned to suite the viewer’s visual fancy. They “play off” each other wonderfully, like siblings trying to out-do each other.  Please Contact me to inquire about pricing.


 
 
 
pARTners
 
 
 

Learn more about the pARTners programme here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greg Locke and Ernestine Tahedl Article in Tapestry

Tapestry Magazine Fall 2011

The collaborative “test” piece made by Greg and renowned King artist Ernestine Tahedl is profiled as part of the “pARTners” OSA and Woodstock Gallery sponsored programme. Click here for the article.

Cherries in the Snow

(2010)

An elegant 2-piece sculpture that’s all about that icy cold texture (with a touch of grenadine and black). Multiple kiln firings provide whimsical effects that can only be appreciated in person.

Custom pieces like this make great corporate awards! You can see another example with Apparent Movement.

Each measures 19″ x 9″ x 5″

Technicolour Corduroy

(2010)

A new bold statement is sculptural glass!

“Corduroy” best describes the underlying “fabric” of this opalescent piece, seen in the photos below.

Cool blue and green rise to hot red and marigold. Textural accents invite tactile interaction.

Technicolour Corduroy forms the centrepiece for a contemporary design, or reinforces one.

Prepared for wall mounting and measuring 34″ x 21″ x 5″.

Apparent Movement

Link to Apprent Movement - the finished work by Greg Locke at Gotham Glassworks

See “The Making Of” Apparent Movement  here.

 

 

 

 

(2009)

A mesmerizing glass sculpture! Grenadine red and clear glass with black streams project dramatic ebb and flow.

Multiple firings produced layered texture effects that display subtle variety up close and add overall drama to the work.  Each piece uniquely flows into the next, forming a closed loop.

Apparent Movement was commissioned by York Region Arts Council, chaired by Wendy Fairbairn, and displayed to media and presented on December 17th at the newly renovated Lebovic Centre at “19 on the Park” in Stouffville, Ontario.

The six-piece fused glass commissioned work was designed to be as “one” for only a short time.  Six key individuals received each piece by Wendy, a gesture to recognize and thank them for their contribution and dedication to a great and exciting cause, including: Continue reading Apparent Movement

Rolling Wine Country

(2009)

More Fall wine-inspired flavours, textures and drama!

This is a special work of Greg’s that is uniquely made as a centre piece for your home or lobby.

Based on your positive comments on Wine Country, this follow-up piece takes its colours and design and applies them and more to this unique large wave-shaped work.

Like Wine Country, Rolling Wine Country utilizes deep burgundy transparent glass containing streaks of darker pigment set aside clear glass with fine whispy streaks.

This fine art glass piece took no less than three separate kiln firings to achieve its multiple layered and dimensional effects.

The drama of this surface is enhanced by the addition of burgundy accent pieces and dimensional band-like impressions made during fusing on its back surface. For this latter effect, Greg used two techniques to provide added texture to both the front and back surfaces.

This work can rest on a surface in front of a window or back-lit area. At additional charge, it may be mounted using special discreet hardware (no drilling) to a vertical surface. Or as a special order, this wave-shaped work can be custom integrated as a lighting application. Contact Greg directly for a consultation on your design needs.

Rolling Wine Country measures 19″w x 18″h x 4 1/4″ d.