Harvey Fein and Gerritt Van Ness | Beacon

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Harvey Fein and Gerritt Van Ness | Beacon
750.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 12 @ 19:57UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Beacon, 2019
Harvey Fein | Long Island City, New York
Gerritt Van Ness | Mount Vernon, Washington
Maple, acrylic
8.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches

"Harvey Fein is an artist in love with the mechanics of things, with the line between inventor and artist blurred by his process. He holds four patents and has designed numerous machines and projects. Ideas come to him as fully completed objects and are reverse engineered to become manifest. His father was in the business of making window curtains, and the sound of the factory - sewing machines, steam irons and table saws – plays in the background of his subconscious as he creates machinery and art." Kevin Wallace, Craft International, Issue 82.

Gerritt Van Ness: I live in the small community of Bayview, located in the northwest corner of Washington, approximately 60 miles north of Seattle. Originally from the east coast, I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1969, shortly after returning from overseas duty in the military.
Born in 1944, I lived 30 miles outside of New York City through my high school years.
Syracuse University provided my education in wood products engineering.
My love for constructing things began early in life, doing wood carving, pottery, working in house construction and wooden boat building from age seven or eight through high school. Home construction and design work also continued through college.
Art was a part of family life, with both parents being non-professional artists. A strong appreciation of art was also developed through frequent visits to the numerous museums and galleries in New York City.
As an adult, I revisited my love for creating objects by building fine furniture, crafting jewelry and producing lathe-turned pieces.
Skills developed over the years enable me to produce the mixed-media art objects for which I am noted today.
Most of my darker-themed work is related to time spent in combat in Vietnam.
Drugs, politics, and pop culture are all targets for my most recent work, and these subjects will undoubtedly provide plenty of subject matter well into the future.