Material Manipulation: Furniture from Tomorrow.
Works by Zev Goering
November 3, 2018 – December 31, 2018
First Saturday Gallery Crawl: November 3, 2018; 6-9pm
Zev Goering will have a series of functional sculpture titled Material Manipulation: Furniture from Tomorrow. It will be exhibited at Blend Studio during the art crawl Saturday November 3rd, 2018 from 6 to 9 PM. The artist will be available on the opening night of the First Saturday Art Crawl.
Our dangers are not from the outrageous but from the mass of us, who take their virtues and their tastes, like their shirts and their furniture from the status quo patterns, which the market offers. Whether through philosophy or paint, the avant garde artist challenges the ordinary. Each artist using different materials interprets and defines his or her microcosm of present being. It is as personal as a fingerprint. Zev Goering interprets his world through wood and other materials; it is both functional and aesthetic. Each piece is individual yet follows a repeated concept from drawing to compilation. The work does not imitate the current fads but addresses the most complete design and material usage. Zev interprets his world by creating fluid shapes from materials, which do not lend themselves to such interpretation. A unique vision runs through the work but is challenged in each instance by the physical limitations of the material.
Zev is currently the owner and operator of Interiors by Zev a custom furniture shop. He specializes in one-of-a-kind or small production runs for homes, offices, or small restaurants. All work is designed and created by both Zev and the clients. He has been a furniture designer and maker for almost 20 years. Zev was formally trained as a metalsmith, where he learned how to approach a piece of art through its functionality. A desire to work larger and with different materials naturally guided him into the furniture realm. After finishing an MFA in Israel, Zev worked at Kibbutz Hammadia, a communal farm, learning woodworking and cabinetmaking. It was here I made the transition in materials and size from small jewelry pieces to large furniture items. Still addressing the combination of function and aesthetics, but the scale has increased.
Since Zev first submitted his work for juried review his unique pieces have been consistently displayed in some of the finest shows around the country. He has received numerous honors and awards including: public art projects, various publications, competitions, private collections and museums. Though Zev is often invited to sell his furniture and Judaica through galleries, this artist prefers to work directly with his clients to design one-of-a-kind pieces for each space.
Collections, Shows, Publications, Awards, and Honors
Knitting Guild of America-Most Unique Design
A New View of Judaic Art-Honorable Mention
“Chairish” the Kids-Most Unique Use of Materials
Arad Artists Program-Tel Aviv Exhibition
“Expats in Barcelona” Galleria Tres Punts
Marci Abrams Award for Outstanding Craftsman
The Parthenon: “Explorations in Furniture Design”
Cumberland Furniture Guild
Country Music Association
Tennessee State Museum