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New Year, New Sculpture

New Year, New Sculpture

New sculpture by several of our artists have arrived in our gallery and outside, across the street at our outdoor sculpture space, Artifacts-on-Main. Here are a few images of new works and information on the artist's process.

JEANNE DREVAS

Fruiting Body, Mixed Media, Skateboards
22"H x 16"W x 3"D

Jeanne Drevas was a long time resident of Rappahannock County, VA. She now lives near Sheridan, Oregon in a new passive solar home. She had been casting about for what she wanted to do next in the way of gleaning and making and somehow used skateboards came to her. She loves the distressed graphics, the strength and beauty of 7 ply maple plywood, the life that these decks once provided to skate boarders and now she is seeing just what they offer. We have several of her new works now available.

JANET BROME

Clatterbox Stork Marionette, Mixed Media
33" x 12" x 24"

Janet Brome states the following on her new sculptures: "I enjoy starting a work with an idea and letting the content dictate the medium and the approach. This takes me into new territory. I wrestle with both aesthetic and mechanical problems. These wanderings usually end up as 3-D constructions. I am currently intrigued by metal screen and what it does when manipulated. By adding color, shaping, and layering the wire mesh, I can create work that reveals surprises from every angle. When making my screen sculptures, I simply try to be open to what the material wants to do."

MARY BROWNSTEIN

Bench Sitter, Concrete & Pigment "Bench Sitter"
60"H x 19"W x 23"D

 NOL PUTNAM

 Pre Knots, forged iron

 

 

 

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Mullany Sculpture Chosen for Museum Permanent Collection

Mullany Sculpture Chosen for Museum Permanent Collection

Exciting news to share!

Congratulations are in order for artist and sculptor Tom Mullany, whose work we have carried in our gallery for many years. His sculpture, "Stack of Men", will be installed as an outdoor piece with lighting later this month at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC, and become part of their permanent collection.

Some people may remember this sculpture when it was installed outside of the law firm, Sprenger and Lang, at Dupont Circle in D.C.

Mulllany is seen in the above image with his sculpture, along with Nick Nawrocki and Rick's Custom Welding, Inc, who fabricated the steel pedestal for the piece.

We couldn't be more proud and excited for Tom. 

 

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Luli Sanchez Rugs by Jaipur, Singing the Blues

Luli Sanchez Rugs by Jaipur, Singing the Blues
Cotton Bloom, En Casa, by Luli Sanchez

  En Casa is the design collection of Cuban born Luli Sanchez who was raised in Queens, NY and is a painter and surface designer. This collection is based on of her painterly works of art that capture a moody, organic and optimistic spirit.  

Created in both flatweave, reversible rugs and tufted rugs to add to any home wishing for a contemporary spark.  The rugs are made in India by premier rug maker Jaipur Rugs who's Fondation supports grassroots artisans with world markets through the JAIPUR RUGS FOUNDATION

We are in love with all of the blues. Luli Sanchez' new rug collection has a wide variety of colors, styles, all artful and unexpected. We are featuring the blues today, getting our hearts ready for an upcoming spring! Check out all of the designs on our website, and click on  the red tab online for our "Click & Save" program and receive 15% off your first purchase. 

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