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 emerging 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.
As a sculptor, glass designer, and painter, the thread that weaves them together is the thrill of discovery and love of the human and animal form. I am consistently driven to express my love of this beautiful planet and its inhabitants. I feel that we are all connected. In my work I often portray human animal hybrids. In some ways this is my expression of how connected we all are. A lot of the work that I do is stream of consciousness. I feel that somehow I know these beings that I paint and sculpt on some deep emotional level. They have a need for expression and I am happy to be the vehicle through which they come into being.
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