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694 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

614-221-8580

Sherrie Gallerie is a Contemporary Art gallery located in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio. We specialize in three-dimensional contemporary art including glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, mixed media, and art jewelry.

Michael Bauermeister

Michael Bauermeister, Viewing Stone, maple, linden wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie

Viewing Stone, maple, linden wood, 31x20x10 in

Michael Bauermeister, Spalted, incised, spalted maple wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie

Spalted, incised, spalted maple, 22x9x9 in

Michael Bauermeister, Flight Behavior, steel, walnut wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie

Flight Behavior, walnut, steel, 27x16x10 in

 
Michael Bauermeister, Slant of Light, tinted lacquer, linden wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie

Slant of Light, linden, tinted lacquer, 60x17x3 in

 
 
Michael Bauermeister, Fiery, tinted lacquer, linden wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie
 

Fiery, linden, tinted lacquer, 54x14x14 in, SOLD

 
Michael Bauermeister, Dance Language, tinted lacquer, linden wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie

Dance Language, linden, tinted lacquer, 41x72 in

Michael Bauermeister, Damascus Panel, tinted lacquer, linden wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie

Damascus Panel, linden, tinted lacquer, 11x31x3 in, SOLD

Michael Bauermeister, Dry Beans, tinted lacquer, linden wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie

 Dry Beans, linden, tinted lacquer

 
Michael Bauermeister, Water, Trees, Fish, tinted lacquer, linden wood, woodworking, sculpture, Sherrie Gallerie
 

Water, Trees, Fish, linden, tinted lacquer, 41x41x3 in

 


Artist info

Michael Bauermeister has exhibited in museums across the United States and is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, the Smithsonian Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C., the Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art, Mesa AZ, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. In 2014, Michael Bauermeister was invited to be the Artist in Residence at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, where he became inspired by colors and textures of the Western landscape.

“I make wooden vessels because I have found in them a form of expression that is nearly limitless and that offers the viewer a handle with which to access this sculptural work.  I like the way my ideas flow from one vessel into the next... into the next, with no effort from me.  The only work involved is the physical labor of laminating, turning, carving and polishing necessary to bring them into the world.  I don't hide the marks of this craft. I want people to feel the energy that went into making the piece, but in a restful sense...the way I feel at it's completion.

Most of my vessels are built up out of layers of wood stacked horizontally. I start with a wide thick board from which I cut rings...one inside the next.  These are glued upward to make the rough form. It is then carved, turned, etc.  I like to use a variety of woods and finishes, which give a rich color tone to the vessel.” - Michael Bauermeister

"Michael Bauermeister’s wood sculptures capture the wonders of the natural world he loves: pebbles on the shore, a twist of vines, that first exuberant burst of growth in spring. Waves of grain, ripples on the water, and canopies of leafy tree branches come to life on the soulful surfaces of his carved vessels and wall panels and seem almost to move if you gaze long enough. Their rich colors range from forest greens and the deep browns of fertile soil to orangey golds and yellows so citrusy you can practically taste them.”

Joyce Lovelace-American Craft Magazine