New exhibit at Peer Gallery
Zalman Amit & David Pember
Opening Saturday, October 29
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Gallery hours for this exhibit:
Daily, noon – 3:00 pm, thru November 10
Peer Gallery, 167 Lincoln St., Lunenburg
Spinning Visions: The Art of Zalman Amit and David Pember
Lunenburg…Peer Gallery of Contemporary Art will exhibit the wood objects of Zalman Amit, and the stainless steel works of David Pember, in a joint exhibit from Saturday, October 29 through Thursday, November 10.
Zalman is well-known for his visually delightful wood-turnings, which include the use of wood native to Nova Scotia such as Maple, Walnut, Birch, Cherry, Beech and Ash and lesser known hard-woods such as Padauk, Yellow Heart, Zebrono, Locust and Wenge. “I’ve tried to include virtually all Nova Scotia hard-woods in my objects, sometimes combining them in my turnings,” Zalman says. Zalman creates works that explore the hidden texture and colour of wood, allowing the natural grain to emerge in each of his one-of-kind objects: “My work explores commonplace shapes that are turned into unique forms that defy their apparent function,” he says.
David works with brushed stainless steel and EVA board, a relatively new material that has been archived in Ottawa.Using fiberglass grinders, he creates three-dimensional images on steel, which are supported by abstract shapes in acrylic paint. His images on steel change shape and depth and appear to move as you walk by. “It’s not uncommon for a viewer to do a double-take,” he says.His work on EVA board endeavours to highlight commonplace themes and scapes, evoking a felt-sense in the abstract.
Zalman and David’s exhibit will open Saturday, October 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. With the exception of the opening, the show be available for viewing from noon to 3:00 p.m. daily through to November 10.