Bender Gallery, representing artists from around the world, is Asheville's only international fine art and sculpture gallery. Exhibiting some of today's most relevant and sought after artists we also exhibit work by emeging artists creating innovative new work. While the main focus of Bender Gallery is sculpture using glass in its creation we also represent notable painters and sculptors of other mediums. We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.
Using cast glass and sculpted granite, New Hampshire sculptor Thomas Scoon focuses exclusively on the human figure, abstracting it while still emphasizing the essence of gender, gesture and other human characteristics. The organic granite stones which have spectacular traces of quartz, mica and iron running throughout them are juxtaposed with the translucent glass. Scoon's sculptures balance the beauty of nature and explore familial and generational relationships, both as a personal narrative and universal construct.
An Interchange and Exchange of the Many Facets of Making a Living in the Field will be held in Asheville, NC May 18-21, 2016. It is a new conference event for SNAG, offering the opportunity for people to come together, learn, and broaden their horizons.
May 18 - July 31
Opening Reception May 19, 6 - 10pm
"International Jewelry: 12 Voices", Curated by Donald Friedlich
Andy Cooperman - Seattle, WA | Ramon Puig Cuyas - Barcelona, Spain | Donna D’Aquino - Bethel, ME
Donald Freidlich - Madison, WI | Kristina Logan - Portsmouth, NH | Paolo Marcolongo - Padua, Italy | Biba Schutz - NY, NY | Jiri Sibor - Brno, Czech Republic| Demi Thomloudis - Kent, OH | Lauren Tickle - Brooklyn, NY | Blanche Tilden - Melbourne, Australia | Julia Turner - San Francisco, CA