Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception for TJ Volonis’s solo show, “Interdependence” at the Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn. His work with copper pipe pieces is simply amazing. Breathtaking. Intricate. Super cool. I could name appropriate adjectives all day…
Essentially Mr. Volonis takes copper pipes intended for plumbing uses, chops them into what seemed to me to be same-size pieces (his precise measurements alone must be so time consuming!) and then welds them into these patterns that are so visually appealing you could follow the path of piping for hours. It’s no wonder he was named to Curate NYC’s Top 150 Emerging Artists in New York City for 2011.
I snapped this picture, below, which shows (from l-r) “Helioglyph,” “Selenoglyph,” and “I’m Sorry (Forlat).” While I love the color of the copper pieces when you see them in person, I couldn’t resist making the image black and white to show off the fluid designs. In the artist’s words, “deliberately chaotic,” brilliant!
For more on Mr. Volonis, feel free to visit his website here.