Sculptors visit Tahoe gallery
June 29, 2007
This weekend Marcus Ashley Galleries is hosting a sculpture event with leading glass and metal sculptors Jack Storms and Borris Kramer. Stop by the gallery Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to meet the artists. Marcus Ashley Galleries is located in Raley’s Village Center between Starbucks and Jamba Juice; directly across the street from Marriott’s Heavenly Village. The Raley’s center at Stateline offers free parking.
Storms and Kramer previoulsy have never appeared together at a show. Their styles and mediums differ, but the results of both artists work are masterful in their own right.
Storms in the newest addition to Marcus Ashley gallery. Meticulously handmade, his luminous crystal sculptures can take up to six weeks to produce due to the precision required to create each individual piece. Dichroic glass is encased in pure lead crystal-a cold glass process known by only a handful of artists throughout the world. The result is an original geometric piece with diamond-like coloring and a prismatic effect that echoes through any room it graces.
Kramer’s work has been a staple at Marcus Ashley Galleries since their opening. This internationally acclaimed sculptor uses tools and methods of both modern and ancient blacksmithing techniques. Each of his sculptures is hand-forged of steel, copper, bronze, or glass. Kramer is known for his semi-abstract, human forms, pieces that are simple yet elegant expressions of human relationships. Whether portraying a couple cradling a newborn, or a dancing duo in the throws of a tango dip, Kramer’s clean lines capture the essence of the moment and the bond represented.
For more information call: (530) 544-4ART.