Rust and Iron in Richmond Virginia

Artist Justin Bishop’s creations from cast iron are on display this month at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond’s historic Fan District.  The exhibition, titled “Drawings and Sculpture: Work from the Past Ten Years” opened on May 6th and runs through June 18th.  The Red Door Gallery is located at 1607 West Main Street, in the colorful Uptown area of Richmond. Many of the works are from cast iron recycled from old radiators and bathtubs, and the natural oxidizing process imparts an unusual finish to the industrial material. Justin has built a small foundry in his backyard, based on the ancient process and forgoing newer high-tech induction furnaces.

Read more from Julie Geen of Style Weekly. Article.

Red Door Gallery, 1607 W Main Street, Richmond, Virginia (804) 358-0211 owner: Jerry Shapiro

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