In a continued celebration of our third anniversary, Artetude is pleased to feature founding sculptors, Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver together with iconic photographer Robert Asman for Asheville in the Third Dimension.
Meet the artists while enjoying food & drink at the
First Friday Art Walk, July 3rd, 5-8pm
The figureheads of Siveriver's striking Spirit series appear, at first glance, as headdresses of the battle-ready. The longer one looks, however, the more one sees the familiarity of a face behind the armor. Next to the serrated edges and weatherworn surface of Siveriver's forms, Amy Medford's figures strain against their weighted pedestals, flesh wrestling to life from marble and clay, each caught in a moment of transformation.
Complimenting these figures that stand and twist and rise up in space, we are proud to exhibit the stunning silver prints of Robert Asman. The artist's layering of special effects, expertly executed in the darkroom, create a dizzying sense of depth that transcends the two-dimensional nature of his medium.
Half Gone by Robert Asman, Silver Gelatin Print, 16"h x 20"w, $1,250
These featured artists have lived and worked in locales around the world, from Philadelphia and New Jersey to Israel and Italy, are now firmly planted on Asheville turf. "The Third Dimension" refers to objects in space in which depth is added to height and width. While sculptures are clearly three dimensional, Asman's mono prints create a 3-D feeling through the juxtaposition of subject matter and the layering of special effects done in the darkroom.
There is also a philosophic meaning to "third dimension" in which the reality of significance is intensified by added dimensions. The works of Asman, Medford and Siveriver are all contemplative, and the deeper one looks, the more there is to be seen and felt.
Artetude joined up with The Ramble Biltmore Forest for our POP UP Fine Art! event. This special event brought our fine art to the doorstep of some lucky locals who call The Ramble home.
Attendees were able to enjoy refreshments and see original gallery artwork as well as a multimedia show designed to share insights into contemporary fine art. Sculptors Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver met attendees and shared information about the creative and technical processes involved with making sculptures in materials that include bronze and marble.
In case you missed it, we will be having more events coming up! Come enjoy fine art, snacks and wine in the beautiful settings of these gated communities. Please see below for details. Please note these are events are free and open to our guests who RSVP, so that your name is on the list for the security gate.
Artetude Gallery Presents...
Artetude At The Ramble 2014
Pop Up Fine Art!
We look forward to introducing our friends and colleagues to our exciting contemporary art and the talented artists who create it.
We hope you will be able to join us to enjoy art, music, food, drink and each others company at the height of the art season in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.
We are very excited to have these events in some of Western North Carolina's most prestigious gated communities.
Renowned sculptorLeonid Siveriver was on hand for our first Friday Art Walk back in April discussing the process of marble carving and bronze casting.
Leonid welcomes the opportunity to share his knowledge with others interested in sculpture and ceramics. This summer he will be accepting new students in his Weaverville studio to showcase and teach his artistic language to others... Please contact the gallery for more information.
After receiving his B.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, the Ukrainian-born artist followed his love of sculpture to Italy where he mastered marble carving at the renowned Foundry Tomassi. Leonid has also studied extensively at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute for Sculpture in New Jersey, where he met Amy Medford who became his wife and co-creator.
We are excited to introduce Bethany Pierce as our newest addition to the gallery family! Bethany was born and raised in southern Ohio were she attended Miami University, completing a B.F.A. in Painting and an M.A. in Creative Writing. After three years as a studio artist and gallery assistant at The McGuffey Art Center collaborative in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bethany relocated to Asheville to be a part of the vibrant River Arts District and to permanently call the Blue Ridge Mountains home. As gallery assistant, she looks forward to working with clients one-one-one to build beautiful private collections for both home and office.
August 7th - September 30th, 2015. Featuring works by: Ramona Bronkar Bannyan
Barbara Fisher Dive into the depths of internal contemplation and expression. Maneuvering through our vast perceptions, memories and abstractions of the subconscious mind, these artists arrive into the confinements of creative clarity and expression, through introspection.
"Reflections on the Natural World / Natural Viewpoints"
October 2nd - November 30th, 2015 Featuring works by: Faye Earnest
Jo Ridge Kelley
William Vandever We are lucky enough to have artists from all over the Eastern US to share with us their viewpoints of the natural world around them. Through the mediums of painting and photography, we are allowed to take a peek into the many natural environments surrounding them.
First Friday Art Walks
July 3rd, 5 - 8 pm
August 7th, 5 - 8 pm
September 4th, 5 - 8 pm
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