Talk: Saturday, February 1 from 4pm to 6pm
The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art is showcasing its latest exhibit, WildLife – nature sculptures and installations created by Arlington-based artist, Andrea Uravitch, through February 29th. Andrea is scheduled to host an Artist Talk at the gallery on Saturday, February 1st from 4-6 pm.
Many of us view nature from afar. From a distance we can miss its seductive beauty. At a larger scale, the vivid shapes, colors and textures of flora and fauna are brought into focus through Andrea Uravitch’s lifelike sculptures created from her observations of the everchanging environment around us.
For over 45 years, Andrea has studied nature and its changes over time. She has travelled the U.S. capturing her observations through working sketches and transforming them into three-dimensional sculptures of welded steel, clay and crochet fiber. The end-result brings you a more vivid appreciation of the intricacies and beauty of nature and hopefully man’s responsibility to protect it.
About the Artist
Although, she has lived in Arlington since 1973, Andrea Uravitch has exhibited in over two hundred and fifty exhibitions both group and solo throughout the US and Europe, Africa, and Taiwan. Her subject matter is the future of the natural environment. She likes building large and small installations that incorporate her handmade insects, lizards, birds, and animals with branches or constructed vegetation. The sculptures are made from mixed-media processes and materials. She hopes her work will make people look and think about the natural world.
The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art is located at 888 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA.