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Friday, December 9, 2011

Vern (Vbast) White Features his Sculpted Works for "Gifted" Exhibit

13” x 11.5” x 11”
Welded Steel

Vern (Vblast) White is new to our gallery and usually works in 2-D. However, we were interested in highlighting his unique and beautiful 3-D work for this particular "Gifted" exhibit. His pieces are wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts that you're not going to find anywhere else. He also has two metal sculpted "Ring Bearers" in the gallery that are a perfect functional & aesthetic piece for any bedroom.

“Against a Background of Malice”
13” x 11.5” x 11”
Welded Steel, Found Object & Bone

About the Artist
Vblast was born in 1960 in Oakland, CA. A self taught artist, he began drawing and painting at an early age. The artist started screen-printing at the age of 16 in his garage to make extra money and the experience led him into the field of commercial art. For over 25 years, Vblast honed his skills in the arena of independent graphic illustration. In 2001 the artist decided to leave the world of commercial art and devote himself entirely to his own work. The abstract art of Vblast has been exhibited in a variety of northwest galleries and venues as well as being part of numerous private collections across North America.

“Benediction of the Benevolent Bovine”
11.5” x 7” x 8”
Welded Steel

Artist's Statement
I have been painting for as long as I have been alive, and as long as I have been painting I have always been as fascinated by the process, as much as the end product. I have devoted myself to painting highly textured non-objective abstract works that I find a joy and a challenge to create. Each piece is its own epiphany and a stepping stone in this path I have taken. It is my desire to draw the viewer into the work emotionally as well as physically, to entice them to return to the image again and again.

Please come out and visit the gallery, we're having an encore artist opening on Friday, December 9th from 6-9pm and will have the work up through Friday, December 23. Stop in and support your local artists this holiday season!

Bherd Studios Gallery
@The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N | Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 234-8348

Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri from 12 - 6pm and by request.

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