|Works by Michael Peart|
Michael Peart makes steel furniture, sometimes with wood and leather accents. The metal is stressed to show various colors outside what one would associate when thinking "steel". Nor forms. Peart has no problems getting the material to do his imagination's bidding. They look light, airy and playful. No one will think "Ikea" when they see this, nor does it look like the usual exotic wood furniture found in custom studios. This is really different.
(On the left, clockwise from bottom left of photo, Metro Stool Table, Inline Bar/Kitchen island table, Inline platform table, Inline Bar Chair.)
|Michael Peart, "Priscilla Steel Castle" Wall art|
[There's a cautionary tale there for up and coming Princesses, but I'll let it go...]
|Michael Peart, "Boxster Chair"|
|Michael Peart, "I-beam Light" and "Metro Light"|
The works have a decided architectural look to them. They are structured and beautifully engineered. This is not by accident. Michael tells me that his inspiration comes from the Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi'. [Link], [Link], but he has taken that in his own direction. It's more of an attitude towards what is possible and the affirmation of the human spirit.
This "Slim line steel-topped cocktail table" is a good example of the range of colors Michael Peart achieves working on steel.
This set of nesting tables (the two in the foreground slide right into each other's arches), titled "Birds of a Feather" is extraordinarily beautiful in design and execution
Michael makes more than furniture. On the left is a mixed-media piece titled "The Ruins #1" about 3x4'. His mastery of steel allows him to use it almost like paint, with a character of its own.On the right is a large "Priscilla Mirror" with small shelves on either side.
|Michael Peart & "Cafe Terrace Wall Art Water Feature"|
Congratulations to Michael Peart and Lucy, his assistant, for a good show, and to Rob Davidson for hosting it.