ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens
Reflecting the heroic spirit of Teddy Roosevelt’s provocative “Man in the Arena” speech, ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens creates captivating spaces that celebrate the work of over one hundred emerging to internationally renowned artists who fearlessly express authenticity and integrity their work.
“It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens’ uniquely beautiful art and design venues feature contemporary art and sculpture, as well as finely-edited collections of furnishings, objects and curiosities dating from the 18th century to the present.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
JUNE 15TH - JULY 15TH
“The best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade.”– Benjamin Franklin
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens invites you to celebrate a collection of works by David Tanych in Tools of the Trade. An accomplished artisan furniture craftsman, Tanych has been building objects since his father gave him his first set of tools and a block of wood at the age of 10. He soon turned his interest in fabrication from the practical to the imaginative.
Likened to the work of sculptor Claes Oldenburg, Tanych’s pieces are big and bold, representing common everyday objects. With works such as his famous monumental sculpture The Big Game, an oversized raw steel outdoor representation of a ball and jacks, Tanych’s sculptures are fun and playful. His work is acid-etched, allowing them to rust naturally, adding a textural dimension to their intrinsic charm. Tanych’s work alters the environment in which they are placed, in a way that could not be otherwise realized, transporting you to a surreal moment.
Join ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens and David Tanych as we celebrate his new showcase, Tools of the Trade.
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