Jerry Glass – Works of Wyoming Gift n Gallery

Jerry Glass

Jerry Glass is an oil painter focused on still life, primarily of trains, vintage cars, and machinery. 

Artist Statement

The direction of my art was changed dramatically in 1997 when I saw Edward Hopper's Night Hawks at the Chicago Art Institute.  This painting caused me to reflect upon the work that I had done and to consider a move in another direction.

  I began a series of paintings of abandoned vehicles, scenes of buildings in downtown Laramie, and a series depicting various aspects of the railroad.

  Conspicuously absent in my paintings is the human figure.  However, the human presence is implied in a variety of ways:  an open door or window, a window shade raised slightly.  These devices ask the question, Who is inside?  I leave it to the viewer to answer this query.