March 6 - 29, 2014
THE LAURA RUSSO GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:
Michihiro Kosuge: New Sculpture
David Schwarz: Architecture - Nature: New Work in Glass
First Thursday March 6, 2014
First Thursday Hours, 5-8pm
Please join us for artists talks wtih David Schwarz and Michihiro Kosuge Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Shell - 2013
salt and pepper granite
29 x 21 x 10 inches
Portland sculptor Michihiro Kosuge is well known for making sculpture out of polished and rugged granite or basalt, manipulating the stone into a range of organic and geometric forms. With this show, he focuses primarily on granite, incorporating bamboo into some of the work. His sculptures reflect an interest in the relationship between man and nature, permanence and impermanence, continuity and change. Each piece has a unique story of its inspiration, prompting reflection on what it may have been like before the artist's hand and mind transformed them into something new. Using drills, blowtorches and grinding wheels, each stone surface is thoughtfully honed, shaped and polished, or sometimes left pristine. The initial understated presence of this work rewards close looking with a rich and profound experience.
More examples by Michihiro Kosuge
Trillium 7-22-12, 2012
black glass over clear glass with a forged steel base
10 x 8 x 4.5 inches
In his latest exhibition, Architecture / Nature, Washington glass artist David Schwarz continues to make his unique blown and cut glass orbs, but embellishes them with unique designs inspired by architectural and natural forms. The multiple cut glass facets treat the eye to suggestions of buildings billowing and piling one upon another, or organic forms flowing one into the next. Schwarz’s illusionary play with line, color and form invites viewers into a private and intimate kaleidoscopic space. Scientific and organic in their essence, these jewel-like, weighty shapes mesmerize and seduce in their presence.
More examples by David Schwarz
Upcoming 2014 Exhibitions
April 3 - 26, 2014
Mary Josephson - New Work
- New Ceramics
May 1 - 31, 2014
Margo Voorhies Thompson - New Work
Jackie Johnson - New Paintings