Renee Balfour, Charlottesville-based artist and owner of Possum’s Store Art & Artisan Gallery in Madison County, will be talking about her work on exhibiting her work in the Gallery this September with an an opening reception on Wednesday, September 28th, at 3:00 p.m.
A painter turned woodworker, Renee's sculptures are rooted in nature and are made from cherry or walnut sourced near her studio in Criglersville, Virginia. Each sculpture is carved to reflect the wood's grain and highlights the intrinsic qualities found in the warmth of the wood. The sculptures are wall mounted and cast elaborate shadows of shifting grays that become an extension of each piece.
Washington Post art critic, Mark Jenkins, has said about Renee’s work: “The sinuous shapes are artfully shaped and smoothly polished, and fit together in ways that emphasize the artist's control over her material."
Balfour’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad.