Finder’s Fayre to host artist David Granitz III , Sept. 3

"Mutabulis" by David Granitz.

“Mutabulis” by David Granitz.

Beaumont artist David Granitz III will present “Mutabulis,” an exhibition of his work at Finder’s Fayre Antiques. The show is part of the Contemporary Local Artist Showcase Series.

The exhibition will open Sept. 3, with a reception scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and continue through Oct. 1. Finder’s Fayre Antiques is located at 1485 Calder in Beaumont.

In an homage to his home town, Granitz will showcase a large collection of artworks created over the last several years, including a selection of ceramics, sculptures, paintings and drawings.

“I like to think of my work as poetry,” Granitz says. “They can be as simple or complex as the viewer wants. Ultimately all I’m aiming for is one form of beauty or another.”

Granitz’s work focuses on exploration of the line.

“Drawing has always been the heart of my love for art.” he says. “I believe the line is one of the cornerstones of drawing which is a cornerstone of art. Line is one of the fundamental elements of creativity, much like a note is to music or a letter is to literature. I try to use my line to express my interests in beauty, nature and life.

“From my perspective, each new line offers the potential for beauty.”

Granitz’s subjects range from the human form to natural elements such as the lemons or Mutabulis roses from his backyard, to animal skulls from his father.

Granitz uses a range of media such as steel, oil ink, paint, wax, wood and clay. He burns ceramic pots in his yard and polishes them with beeswax, or paints them, and transfers ink line drawings onto them.

As as incentive to get people out and talking about art, Granitz is offering a special for people who purchase a piece during the opening reception. He will offer a complimentary drawing with each work bought, while supplies last

For details, contact Finder’s Fayre owner Dexter Augier at 409-833-7000, or Granitz at 409-673-9555, or email davidgranitz@gmail.com.

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