American crafts are about the people who make them, not just the
things they create.
|For over 30
years, David Paul Bacharach has been creating in his northern Maryland countryside studio
unique hand woven metal compositions, drawing from diverse artistic and cultural sources.
Below you can find out about the Collections that
include his artwork, about his numerous Exhibitions,
and about him in the media. You can also find information about
his Arts Shows and Teaching Schedule, and Galleries
featuring his art.
I want a person to be taken first with the pleasing color and form of the piece. But as they get closer to it, I love to hear them say, oh yeah, look at that!
David Paul Bacharach's art graces an impressive array of public and corporate buildings, museums and numerous private collections.
The White House, Washington, DC
|I have always spent a great deal of time studying contemporary American crafts, wondering how to incorporate their colors, textures and forms into my metalwork. I have attempted to mesh the forms and images of ancient sources - American Indian baskets and clay, Japanese bamboo baskets and bronzes, pre-Colombian metal - with those from contemporary American crafts.|
2013 Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 "Arise and Create" (Koom Vaseh), Goldsmith
Museum, Chizuk Amuno, Baltimore, MD
|I was attracted to the metal weaving process primarily because of its spontaneity, a trait that is essential to my method of working. When I begin a new piece, I don't have a definite idea of what that particular object is going to do. As I progress, I determine how each new section will be integrated structurally and visually into the whole.|
In the media about David Paul Bacharach
David Paul Bacharach and his unique art have gained the attention of the national media and the art community. He has been featured in HGTV's "Modern Masters" and in such prominent publications as the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. He has also been featured in publications of interest to collectors and artists. A partial list includes:
“The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilt Techniques, Linda Seward, Sixth&Spring, New York. 2014
"Modern Masters" HGTV October 2003, September 2004
“A convergence of beauty”, Stephanie Shapiro, The Sun, Baltimore, Md., February, 2003
David Paul Bacharach devotes a good part of his time to teaching a new generation of artists his unique metal weaving techniques. He is regularly invited to teach at schools with tradition in metalsmithing.
Instructor - Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
The result of my technique is that I always wind up with something different from the one before. I push and pull, and sometimes a piece really sings. When that happens, I rarely feel like Im the person responsible, even if I am the one who made it. What makes it good? Its in the piece itself.
© David Paul Bacharach