20 Oct November Featured Artists: Robert Glebe and Julio Cesar Diaz Sat Nov 4th
During the month of November McGuire Fine Arts Gallery and Framing is excited to welcome our featured artists Roberto Glebe and Julio Cesar Diaz. The opening reception for the show will be held on:
November 4th 2017 from 5-7pm at McGuire Fine Arts
I had trained as a toolmaker and so I naturally turned to metal as my medium. I have always loved vessels and texture and so I began trying to replicate the vessel forms I had seen in pottery, wood and baskets with metal. Nature and textures inspire me and an inner voice urges me to fabricate. I am excited by the exploration of new processes, the manipulation of various materials and the spark of an idea evolving into a tangible object. I see endless possibilities and love the challenges working with metal presents. When I decided to be an artist, I worried that I might not have enough ideas and now I realize, I don’t have enough time for all my ideas.
Metal ‑ who knew?
Julio César Díaz:
Julio César Díaz was born in Puerto Rico in 1944. He studied at the University of Puerto Rico where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sculpture. He served in the U.S. Army and on his return from Vietnam, he embarked on a career in advertising and graphic arts.
He never strayed, however, from his love of sculpture in his spare time. He also taught at the San Juan Students Art League and gave private lessons from his home on modeling and casting.
After experimenting with varied media, Julio chose wood for his sculptural work. Mahogany, cedar, mahoe, and other native woods are his favorite which have inspired organic forms and natual moments like sunsets and phases of the moon.