Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gallery 210: Thursday, 7 February 2013

Rhythm, Line and Form: The Sculpture of John Medwedeff
February 7- April 13, 2013
A reception for the artist will be held February 7 from 5:30 PM and continuing to 7:30 PM. The artist will give a gallery talk at 6:15 PM.

Gallery 210 is pleased to present a solo exhibition by sculptor and metalsmith John Medwedeff of Medwedeff Forge and Design. The exhibition will feature selected sculptures and design maquettes, drawings and photographs for large-scale projects. The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of Medwedeff┬╣s 25-year career as an artist and metalsmith.

In addition to large-scale sculptures, most about 20-feet tall, Medwedeff and his crew do architectural metal-work ranging from new designs to repair and replacement of classic metal-work. At any given time, the staff can be working on several different projects.

"Blacksmithing, traditionally, has involved journeymen training at one forge for a few years and then moving on to another several times before starting their own," Medwedeff said.

Landscapes and rivers from his youth in Tennessee and adult life in the Midwest influence the shape and form of John's work. Childhood travels to Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Egypt, Greece, Germany, India, England and Alaska exposed him to a range of culture, geology, art, and architecture.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976; and email is For parking locations, directions, and campus map please visit


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