Off The Floor

It's time to get out the wine and cheese and come to the opening of Off the Floor! Enjoy the show. Curators: Glen & Marie Guarino

Members: 14
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2011

Artist: 2Roses
Title: Map of the Cosmos
Materials: Copper, Sterling Silver, Rubber, Opals, Spectralite, Spiny Lip Oyster Shell. Hand made case of Rosewood, Ebony, lined with Copper
Dimensions: Necklace 18"dia. Case 14" H x 11"W x 2"D
Artist Statement: We have a long-standing love affair with ancient maps and navigation devices.In many cultures, these tools also functioned as ornament or were worn about the body for talismanic or security purposes. This tradition continues to this day in the most advanced civilizations with personal GPS devices worn as a symbol of status and function.

Artist: Chris Shea
Title: Pediment
Materials: Bronze with glass elements in a row on the bottom section. The glass is clear flame-worked tendril forms.
Dimensions: 31" x 55" x 3"

Artist: Claudie Bastide
Title: le Masque
Materials: Oil Painting on Zinc
Dimensions: 72cm x 160cm
Artist Statement: One of my endeavours to use geometrical shapes to make a sort of portrait. The zinc is 20 year of age and comes from Paris rooftops.

Artist: Christopher Poehlmann
Title: newGROWTH
Materials: Direct mount via support branch made from salvaged pot-consumer aluminum pipe, welded and brushed.
Dimensions: approx 50"W x 30"D x 60"

Artist: Tony Williams
Title: No More Night
Materials: Honduran Mahogany mounted on Lyptus and Black Walnut
Dimensions: 34½” x 17" 2"
Artist Statement: No More Night is a piece in a new series entitled My Favorite Songs.It is my interpretation of some of my favorite songs.

Artist: Chris Shea
Title: Jewelry Sconce
Materials: Steel, Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 15" x 12" x 7"

Artist: John Thoe
Title: Piroutte
Materials: Vertical grain Fir (rescued) and Wenge
Dimensions: 82"H x 32"W x 17.5"D
Artist Statement: I wanted to put a human touch to furniture. This is my most recent endeavor; a rock climber was me alternative.

Artist: Haley Bates
Title: Fidelity-IV
Materials: Sterling Silver
Dimensions: 6" x 7/8" x 2 1/8"

Artist: Frances Solar
Title: Scrapyard Quilt 3
Materials: Stainless Steel Mesh,Stainless Steel Shim, Stock,Copper,Aluminum Hardware Scrap,Washers,Airline Seatbuckle,Wire,Heat Patina
Dimensions: 47" x 22"W
Artist Statement: Frances Solar is a Canadian artist who combines traditional textile techniques with unconventional materials-i.e. wire, metals, bike gears and electrical scrap to create wall hung Scarpyard Quilts. She is intrigued with using these 'masculine' materials to produce art with a feminine/domestic dynamic.

Artist: Anthony Scheffler
Title: The Last Rainn
Materials: Jatoba, Spalted Magnolia, Ebonized Walnut
Dimensions: 32.25"H x 5"W x 2"D

Artist: Hongtao Zhou
Title: Decoration of Sitting
Materials: Wood Scraps
Dimensions: 35" x 18" x 18"
Artist Statement: Decoration of Sitting becomes a piece of art hung on the wall when not in use.Users can line the slots in different levels to adjust height,depth and angles of the chair. The chair becomes a puzzle for kids who simply love to create different sitting patterns.

Artist: Claudie Bastide
Title: La Comete Filante
Materials: Oil painting on salvaged zinc in a salvaged metal window frame.
Dimensions: approx 60 x 80cm
Artist Statement: La Comete Filante is an oil painting with sand applications on salvaged zinc from Paris roofs (at least 25 years old) and in a salvaged window frame.

Artist: Haley Bates
Title: Chandelier (Inversion)
Materials: Steel, Paint, Chrome Tape
Dimensions: 48" x 14" x 1/8"

Artist: Greg Peters
Title: Fixer-Upper
Materials: Wood, Copper Tubing, Acrylic Plastic, Clay and Arcylic Paint
Dimensions: 19" x 20"

Artist: Tony Williams
Title: Just Chillin
Materials: Faux finished Douglas Fir and Pine
Dimensions: 36" x 24" x 2 ½"
Artist Statement: Some artists see an image in the wood and release it; others have an idea and mold the wood to become the piece.An artist may search for months for the perfect wood, yet other artists methodically plan, draw and calculate every piece. I am no less eccentric.

Artist : Cosmo Barbaro
Title: Benny Goodman 2 Mini Black Inverse
Materials: Poplar and Milk Paint
Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 18"
Artist Statement: Beauty and elegance are goals that I try to attain with each new design.

Artist: Anthony Scheffler
Title: Testing, Testing ...1 ...2 ...3
1. Ebonized Walnut, Maple, Silver Leaf, Anodized Aluminum
17"H x 47.5"W x 1.5"D
2. Ebonized Walnut, Maple, Bloodwood, Anodized Aluminum
20"H x 4.75"W x 1.5"D
3. Ebonized Walnut, Maple, Bloodwood, Anodized Aluminum
19.25"H x 4.75"W x 1.5"D

Artist: Christopher Poehlmann
Title: Blackened newGrowth
Materials: Adjustable wire support for ceiling height, rescued post-consumer pipe, welded, brushed and chemically blackened.
Dimensions: approx 40"H x 36"W x 20"D

Artist: Ellie Richards
Title: Plywood Pegboard
Materials: Plywood and Paint
Dimensions: 4'x 8'
Artist Statement: Plywood Pegboard is part of a larger installation including a 908 piece block set. Viewers are asked to interact with the pegboard using the plywood tools as props for play with the wood block set.

Artist: Norine Kevolic
Title: Beach Stones
Materials: Poplar, Acrylic Paint Glaze, Spalted Maple, Red and White Cedar
Dimensions: 28.25" x 28.25" frame, mirror is 16 x 16"
Artist Statement: The "waves" in Beach Stones are wood mosaics of natural poplar with blue acrylic paint glazes;edges are hand-sanded after painting and shaping. The "beach stones" are hand-shaped pieces of natural wood.

Artist: Norman Pirollo
Title: Striations
Materials: Curly Spalted Maple and Wenge
Dimensions: 29"H x 10"W x 1.75"D

Artist: Joshua Lynn
Title: Empty Tomb
Materials: Red Oak Plywood, Red Oak Edging, Red Oak Board recycled, Pine Boards recycled, Cedar Boards recycled. Finish is stain and clear coat on Cedar:primer, white paint, and iridescent medium gives the wings a pearl look.
Dimensions: 6 ½”T x 36”W x 4 ¼”D

Artist: Cosmo Barbaro
Title: Curved Mirror Series
Materials: Poplar and Milk Paint
Dimensions: 24" x 1" x 7/8" (each mirror)
Artist Statement: I enjoy pushing design and craftsmanship to their limits, and utilizing
processes that push my abilities as a designer and builder.

Thank You for Visiting Off the FloorExhibition

About the Curators: Glen G. Guarino, Guarino Furniture Designs holds a MA in Studio Furniture. He taught on the high school level for 32 years and has been an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts School of William Paterson University since 2001. His art has been juried into museum and gallery exhibits. Glen also designs furniture for corporate and private clients. His furniture has been featured on "State of the Arts," and in a number of publications. Glen is a Signature Artist at Noyes Museum of Art. Marie works with Glen as his publicist.

Artist: Glen G Guarino
Title: Arabesque
Materials: Curly Shedua and Ebonized Sapele
Dimensions: 29 ¾" tall x 37 ½" W x 18" D
Photographer: Justin Guarino

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Comment by Norine Kevolic on August 5, 2010 at 9:30am
Thanks to Glen and Marie for making my first time exhibiting with Crafthaus a pleasure!
So glad to be sharing a global gallery with such an impressive array of artists. Great inspirations, opportunities, and challenges await!
Comment by Norman Pirollo on August 2, 2010 at 11:40am
I agree, great show. What an eye-opener to some interesting art.
Comment by john thoe on August 1, 2010 at 8:04pm
Thanks Glen and Marie for selecting a topic that people can interpret its meaning in what ever form fancies them. A bit like the "Sun" magazine topics that can vary in degrees of perspectives.

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