DutchHammer + Kadish


DutchHammer + Kadish

Opens September 7th at The Art Store



(Charleston, WV)… Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer of the artist duo DutchHammer will show new works alongside nationally noted artist, Katherine Kadish for The Art Store’s first exhibition of the Fall 2013 season. The exhibition, DutchHammer + Kadish, opens Saturday, September 7th, beginning with artist talks at 5:30pm, followed by reception ending at 7:30PM. The DutchHammer + Kadish exhibition will be on display through October 4th.

West Virginia artists Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer began their artistic collaboration in 1989 with a large wooden figure titled Colossus. Since then, the duo, collectively known as, DutchHammer, have spent the last 24 years producing both free-standing and wall sculptures, as well as unique custom furniture. Dutch’s background includes a B.A. in Civil Engineering among countless glass workshops. Hammer received his B.F.A. from the Memphis Academy of Arts. Together, Dutch and Hammer use their individual specializations in stained glass and painting, respectively, to construct dynamic objects of wood, glass, paint, mosaic and metal characterized by bursts color, shape and whimsy. Dutch and Hammer maintain a studio in Charleston, WV.

Ohio painter and printmaker, Katherine Kadish, has been exhibiting in solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad since 1973. Kadish holds a B.F.A. in painting and design from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.A. in art history from the University of Chicago. Kadish’s swaths of color depict abstracted forms found in the garden. By simplifying these floral elements, shape and design become paramount, their compositions emotionally charged through layers of saturated pigments. Kadish maintains a studio in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Together, these bodies of work create an energizing display of color, form and implied movement. From Kadish’s soft botanical images in vivid hues to DutchHammer’s energetic mixed media structures the viewer can immerse their sense of sight.   

The DutchHammer + Kadish exhibition will be on display through October 4th. The Art Store is located in the Bridge Road Shops area of Charleston on 1013 Bridge Road. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5:30; Saturday 10– 5 and anytime by appointment. For further information please call 345-1038 or visit the DutchHammer + Kadish exhibition online at www.theartstorewv.com.

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DutchHammer + Kadish

Sep 7 – Oct 4, 2013