March 16, 2015
NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Jed Malitz appends “V2” to the name of his art gallery in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. The “V2” stands for “Version 2” — both in art and in life.
Inside Malitz’s gallery, floor-to-ceiling black drapes bisect the rectangular gallery space. In front of the drapes, visible as soon as someone walks in off the street, is haunting glass artwork — human figures of pure light produced by light shining through 13 meticulously arranged panes of sculpted glass, cut by a computer-guided, high-speed jet of water and garnet dust.
The annealed glass panes, three-eighths of an inch thick, are light green because of their iron content. When viewed straight on, the series of glass panels provides a stunning, 3-D image.