Tuesday, April 14, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: David Smith and Steven Bronstein at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild in St. Johnsbury

This exhibit of oil paintings by David Smith of Peacham and iron sculptures by Steven Bronstein of Marshfield, in the Backroom Gallery of the Northeast Kingdom Artists Guild, runs from April 5th - May 18th, with an opening reception onSaturday, April 18, 3-5 PM.

Smith says, “the consistency in my work is in the physical and emotional effect of light on objects, as well as the tension created between the representational mode of painting and the actual surface of the paint itself. Light and shadows - the two sides of the coin - move me when I see them in the world."

Steven Bronstein’s designs strive to blend the primitive charm of ironwork with the energy and interest of more contemporary design. Clocks, vases, bookends, floor lamps, and garden sculptures are just a few of the objects for which Steven has sought to blend the functional with the sculptural. “Elemental, unrefined, simple --iron isn’t that many steps away from dirt,” says Bronstein, “but in the right hands, it can be used to create something truly beautiful.”