We are so excited to attend the upcoming solo show of Fiercely Curious artist, TJ Volonis to be held in the stunning Gowanus Loft by Vanderbilt Republic!
A brand new ambitious body of work has been created to fill this 3,000 sq ft space. He will be introducing not only his latest wall mounted copper sculptures, but will also be showing ceramic pieces that have been fused back together using a process called kintsugi (a traditional Japanese lacquer and gold repair art) which explores humankind’s attempt to synthesize the beauty and perfection of nature.
May 21st from 6 to 11pm
Gowanus Loft - 61 9th Street, Brooklyn
May 21 – June 6
Let us know if you'd like to see TJ's work with a private viewing. We'd be happy to set that up during the show time.
TJ has been recognized as one of Curate NYC’s 2013 Top Emerging Artists in New York City.
His ambitious copper work has been included in shows by MOMA and The Brooklyn Museum curators and can be distinctly recognized for his transformation of industrial tubing and joints into exquisitely patterned wall art pieces and furniture that radiate burnished warmth.
“Through my art I have always sought to capture how precision can hide in plain view within a seemingly chaotic whole, and I have an ideal co-conspirator in copper, which is unrivaled among metals in warmth, versatility and adaptability,” said Volonis. “Beyond showcasing the beauty of copper, I also want to show how it seems to conduct energy and even music through the complex patterns of the sculptures.”
Most recently, Volonis has explored the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi (translated as “to repair with gold”), which mends broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered 24k gold. Pagan Poetry will feature his first-ever exhibited kintsugi works, including shattered and repaired ceramics as well as pieces made from unconventional, natural materials.
The show is curated by George Del Barrio.
A self-trained artist, Volonis has been exploring the warmth and powerful nature of copper for nearly 10 years. His work has appeared in: Architectural Digest, Wallpaper* Magazine, Elle Décor, LUXE Interiors + Design, Lonny Magazine, Freshome, Design Milk, Artsicle, and The New York Observer.
We're excited to see your show, TJ!
Erin & Tom
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