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Meet the Artist Reception: Jon Segan

on Segan of Fort Edward, NY will be the guest artist at Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery in Gloversville, NY during March and April. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held on Friday, March 9, from 5 to 7pm at the gallery. 

Jon Segan studied art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. Although he graduated in 1977, he did not start making art until 2006.  It was during those years that he acquired the skills and experiences necessary to do his work, which involves painting, sculpture, and assemblage.

Outside of his studio work, Jon is an active member of the arts community of the Glens Falls region, volunteering his time to galleries, museums, and arts groups. His work has been shown regionally in solo and group exhibitions, and is in numerous private collections.

In his artist statement Jon states, “In my work I usually combine painting and sculpture with objects, fitting them together spatially into boxes that I construct.  I find that this combination of media makes more likely the opportunities to discover the happy accidents that lead to spiritual order.”

Segan goes on to say, “I paint and sculpt in a straight forward manner to best achieve harmony between the two dimensional image and the three dimensional form.  The coming together of the different elements allows the work to become first image, then object, and ultimately a blending of the two.  This merging allows me the role of the artist, craftsperson, and finally witness.“

A new show of artwork by Micropolis member artists will also be on display in the gallery. Work will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. The show will run through the end of April. 

The gallery is located inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market at 30 N. Main St., Gloversville, and is open seven days a week. (MON-FRI 8am-6pm / SAT 8am-5pm / SUN 9am-4pm). For more information go to www.MicropolisGallery.com