One of the most acclaimed and accomplished artists I represented at Chivaree, Brian Fireman, is having a solo exhibition in the Highlands-Cashiers area this summer. The show will take place in the Atrium gallery of the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts July 2- August 27. Brian is hosting a reception on July 5 at 3 pm. There will be a number of stunning pieces on display and for sale, including a complete dining set, different chairs, console tables and wall shelves.
Brian has introduced a number of new designs this year, including the Lark console, Jessamine rocking chair, and Cumberland cabinet. The magazine Wood Planet Korea recently featured Brian Fireman Design furniture. Read the full article here.
You can see Brian’s work this summer in these additional western NC shows:
• “Grovewood Rocks,” a group show at Grovewood Gallery at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, May 13 – August 29th.
Brian Fireman Bio:
Brian Fireman is an architect and designer specializing in handcrafted contemporary furniture. As a graduate architecture student at Virginia Tech, he became intrigued with tectonics, where the forces generating a particular structure are revealed through construction and materials. His work in furniture unites this design approach with the hands-on craft of woodworking and joinery. He has created a unique line of furniture by allowing the qualities and beauty of his favorite material, wood, to shape his designs. Each piece balances practicality and structure with sensual and formal qualities. Brian writes: “Designs are inspired from many sources, from walks in the woods to overseas travels, but mostly from the wood itself… Wood is quite a sensual material, and it is my hope that the work reflects my passion, awe, and respect for these great trees.”
Brian’s work has been exhibited nationally and published in numerous magazines. He works from his studio in Tryon, NC.