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THE ART OF SUBTRACTION: LIMEWOOD CARVINGS BY DAVID ESTERLY (January 8-18, 2013)

Friday, January 4, 2013
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Art aficonados in the pursuit of a unique and aesthetically compelling exhibition should be prepared to attend W. M. Brady & Co.’s presentation of The Art of Subtraction:  Limewood Carvings by David Esterly, which will run from January 8-18.


Woodcarving is essentially an art of transformation, through an artist’s ability to work skillfully with his hands to turn the wood into something else entirely. The distinctiveness of this art form is evident in Esterly’s handcrafted carvings which contain a collection of approximately twenty pieces he’s made over the course of the past ten years.


With much of the limewood modeled off of nature and with naturalistic elements in the details of the carving, Esterly’s collection is evocative of tranquility because Esterly is “interested in representing organic forms in a realistic way”.


Yet, those who gravitate more readily toward art that is not necessarily naturalistic should not be discouraged, because the exhibition will also include contemporary motifs such as a carved iPhone, a digital camera, and a set of car keys for a modern twist.


If you’re overdue for a cultural excursion or simply need an excuse to visit an art gallery, then this is your chance!


— written by Sara Penchina



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