Exhibit runs: June 30, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Opening Reception: July 3rd, 2015 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Metamorphosis - The Transformative Art of Joe Thompson opens at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 30th. Joe Thompson, a former member of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is back!
Joe is a self-taught artist from Vinings, Georgia and has been a sculptor for nearly 15 years, beginning with wood in the hills of Vermont, then moving on to steel in North Georgia. In his time away from the gallery he has also discovered house paint and a torch! The result is exciting.
Joe Thompson is an award winning sculptor. In 2011, he was commissioned to build a twenty foot tall stainless steel sculpture for the Canaveral Port Authority in Port Canaveral, Fl. Having begun his carrier with found objects, he developed a habit for finding cheap materials and using these materials to inspire his pieces. Joe sums up his work by saying: “I go to my shop everyday and give ART a place to happen. I feel like if I am there waiting, eventually my subconscious is going to deliver something great. You just have to be diligent and keep the faith. Endurance is more important than Truth!”