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Wild Hearts Gallery Opening Reception – Sharing the joy of creation by Stephen Fehér
July 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seems bringing joy to others is what Stephen Fehér does best.
As a licensed psychologist for many years, Stephen was concerned with helping others work through their pain and suffering and to find healing. After he retired, he decided to do joyful work. So he began experimenting with some very unlikely materials to create unique and beautiful sculptures and it brought him joy. He didn’t expect it, but his work continues bringing enjoyment, delight and surprise to others.
Stephen Fehér is the featured artist at Wild Hearts Gallery with his exhibition running from June 25 through July 28. The public is invited to the artist’s reception on Friday, July 12 from 4-7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Wild Hearts Gallery is located in Placitas, at the Homestead Village, 221-B State Highway 165, 2 ½ miles from I-25.
The images in this series The Joy of Creation use unusual and unexpected materials to create beautifully fluid sculptures. Fehér gives life to bicycle chains and occasionally marries them with molten metals with surprising results.
“For me, emergence of image is creation; transforming image into form is my art, a form that is concrete, visible, recognizable, yet contains the meaning, mystery, and essence that is invisible. The process involves transforming material that is both flexible and hard into something that is fixed, yet curvy and soft.”
Fehér was born in Brazil and at 12, moved to the US. After completing high school, he spent 4 years in the Air Force in upstate New York. He attended UNM and completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Since 2015 he has had his work in galleries in Albuquerque, Taos, and in Austin, Texas. His sculptures have won five First Place Awards, a Gold Medal, and a Best of Show in Regional and National Veterans Creative Arts Festivals.
Wild Hearts Gallery is an artists’ collective, supported by 14 longtime local artists. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.