Bright Rain Gallery will feature Robert Redus, jeweler and artist, during the February Artscrawl, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Robert’s show will open February 3rd with an opening reception from 5PM -8PM and hang thru March 1, 2012.
This show features a series of acrylic paintings derived from landscape as well as his distinctive and unique jewelry.
The thin lines in his non representational acrylic works breaking up the subtle flat fields of color are places to stop for a moment; noticing each direction. Robert’s paintings evolved from a commitment he made between April and November 2011 to paint a series of 500 small paintings on paper. The process developed over many weeks of painting outdoors and seeing the negative space in the landscape. Increasing the size, painting on canvas and incorporating a muted palette, allowed for a more organic, loose approach to the work, yet still emphasizing a level of intricate detail.
Robert has been a jeweler for 30 years. A few years ago he decided he would purchase a minimum of new material used to make jewelry; as there is plenty of material available that more often ends up in landfills. He has used a wide variety of materials including, vintage bowling balls, concrete, reclaimed and salvaged tile, broken and discarded sushi and restaurant plates, chopsticks, automotive paint nodes, rulers, discarded records, broken glass, reclaimed metal.