Thursday, May 16, 2013

Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures

Steve Lohman’s
Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures
Opens June 7, 2013 at Amiro Art & Found

Amiro Art & Found will feature innovative wire sculptor, Steve Lohman’s work, Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures on June 7, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as part of  the First Friday Art Walk.  Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street in Saint Augustine. Lohman’s steel and wire sculptures are best described as three dimensional drawings in space. Graceful and whimsical, his lyrical creations capture the subtleties of life and form in a single line of wire.

Lohman ranks among the preeminent wire sculptors in America. His original, adventurous sculptures are singular, often humorous creations - a couple in a warm embrace, a man at a grand piano, a coffee cup resting upon a cafe table. Lohman's work is distinct in both its craftsmanship and elegant simplicity; it possesses a dreamlike, kinetic quality, often presenting the illusion of forms suspended in air.

Using one continuous line of steel, Lohman creates innovative, graceful sculptures.  His work is done completely by hand and his creations range in size from small "wire sketches" only a few inches in diameter to large scale sculptures fifteen feet long fabricated form solid 3/4" steel. Influenced by the line drawings of Picasso and Matisse, Lohman continues to pioneer and push forward a style of wire sculpture that is uniquely personal and appealing to museums, galleries, and collectors around the country.

Over the last 30 years, Lohman has created works for public, private and corporate commissions including Spalding International, Louis Vuitton, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Abbott Vascular Europe, the Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Boston Symphony Celebrity Series. He recently completed a large-scale installation, “The Big Brain Cell” for Stanford University.

Amiro Art & Found offers the diverse artwork of artists Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and Marcia Myrick Siany as well as the works of guest artists. The ever changing artwork is comprised of an eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, mixed media collages, and more.

Amiro is open Thursday through Monday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.and on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00 p.m. The gallery also offers gift registry services for Bridal parties and other celebrations. For more information about Amiro, call 904-824-8460, e-mail amiroartandfound@hotmail, or visit their website at .

All Artwork by Steve Lohman