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        • Tony Bloom Ceramic & Metal Modernist Sculpture
          Jun. 06, 2021

          Tony Bloom Ceramic & Metal Modernist Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $400

          Tony Bloom, Modernist sculptor. Ceramic and metal nesting sculpture. With documentation. Excellent condition. Measures 17" x 17" x 13".

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        • TONY BLOOM, SECULAR ALTER # 2, BRONZE; STAMPED T BLOOM, 6" x 9.75" x 6" - 15.2 x 24.8 x 15.2 cm.
          Apr. 21, 2015

          TONY BLOOM, SECULAR ALTER # 2, BRONZE; STAMPED T BLOOM, 6" x 9.75" x 6" - 15.2 x 24.8 x 15.2 cm.

          Est: $400 - $500

          TONY BLOOMSECULAR ALTER # 2BRONZE; STAMPED T BLOOM6" x 9.75" x 6" - 15.2 x 24.8 x 15.2 cm.Provenance:Grace Gallery, Vancouver, BCNote:TONY BLOOM"The work deals with thresholds and contradictions: between materials, between the rational and the intuitive, the dynamic and the passive, the functional and the non.It involves the constraints brought on by the shifting from a low to a mid-technology; when the round-bottomed vessels that we nestled in the sand floors of our caves don't sit well on the flat table or our drawing rooms.The question of balance comes into play with the rocking, hinged, opening, interlocking pieces which are free to move but don't unless motivated. The addressing of those ironies becomes the point of balance..."- Tony Bloom -Tony Bloom was born in Tokyo, Japan and lived in Washington, D.C., and Paris, before settling in Canmore, B.C. in 1970. Bloom started his career as a physicist, but rejected his profession after a couple of years of working in that field, feeling that it could not offer the challenge and fulfillment that art could. Through his art, he found that he could create objects and notations that allowed him to convey what was meaningful to him. He studied musical composition at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1970. Wanting to create a flute out of clay, he signed up for a pottery course and soon realized that flutes were a challenge to make out of clay (some of his clay instruments can be found at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.) He grew to love the material and processes and only realized ten years into it that he now had a career, a business and his life's work. In the mid-1980's, Bloom started to work with bronze, discovering that, although this material offered different qualities to clay, techniques for each could be overlaid into the other. Tony Bloom's works have been exhibited in North America, Europe and Japan for over 40 years now and he is one of Canada's most respected sculptors, working primary in steel, copper, bronze and aluminum. In 2011, Bloom was commissioned to produce a major piece of art for the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and more recently in 2013, a recently opened exhibit entitled "Landbuoys" is at the Whyte Museum in Banff, Alberta. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Province of Alberta Achievement Award (1988) and the Canada Council Award (1984, 1987, 1997). He is also co-founder of Stonecrop Studios in Canmore, Alberta, where he continues to create his artwork.Selected Corporate, Private and Public Commissions and CollectionsAlberta Foundation for the ArtsAmoco OilATCO ResourcesBC Hydro AuthorityThe Banff Centre School of Fine ArtsBanff Springs HotelThe Canadian Museum of CivilizationCanadian Crafts Council, Canadian Utilities Ltd.CBC CalgaryCity of Burnaby, British ColumbiaCity of Calgary, AlbertaCity of Edmonton, AlbertaCity of Lloydminster, Alberta/SaskatchewanCity of New Westminster, British ColumbiaClaridge CollectionEsso Resources CalgaryICG ResourcesGovernment of AlbertaGovernment of CanadaInternational Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, SwitzerlandLancaster Building, CalgaryMassey FoundationMount Royal College, Calgary, AlbertaPeter and Catharine Whyte FoundationPlacer Cego Resources Ltd.Public Library, City of Burlington, WashingtonOffice of the Prime Minister of CanadaRiveredge FoundationSyncrude ResourcesTown of Canmore, AlbertaTransCanada Pipelines Ltd.University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.Selected Exhibitions2014Looking Forward 2 Looking Back, 2 person exhibition with John Borrowman, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, ABLandbuoys, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie,AB2013Landbuoys, Whyte Museum Gallery, Banff, Alberta 2008 Chasing Sparks; exhibition, Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta 2002 Covalent Games; Universitaries de Treball Social, Barcelona, Spain 2001 Reconvergence; City of Red Deer Cultural Centre Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta Convergence/Divergence, two person show with Ed Bamling; Stony Plain Public Gallery, Stony Plain, Alberta -1999 Canadian Content; American Craft Museum store, NYC 1998 Canada/Greece Exchange; Athens, National Museum 1997 Complex Context, Whyte Museum Gallery; Banff, Alberta 1996 Opus, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa1993 Worth Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1992 NIH Galleries, Washington, D.C. 1991 Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, Arizona1990 Galerie Franklin Silverstone, Montreal 1989 New Art Forms, Chicago, Illinois 1988 Going for Gold, Calgary, Alberta, XV Winter Olympics1986 International Ceramics Exhibition; Mino, Japan Artists Society International; San Francisco 1984 International Academy of Ceramics; Washington 1978 Artisan 78; Canadian Craft Council London/Banff Exchange -Commonwealth Games; Edmonton, Alberta Ontario/Alberta Exchange; travelling exhibition 1977 Essential Elements; Centre des Arts Visuels, Montreal 1974 Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture; Vancouver, B.C. Selected LinksAlberta Arts: Yours to Enjoy, Tony Bloomtonybloom.com

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        • TONY BLOOM, CANISTERS WITH FAN LIDS, 7" x 10.5" x 10.5" - 17.8 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm.; 6.5" x 7.75" x 7.75" - 16.5 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm. (2 Pieces)
          Apr. 21, 2015

          TONY BLOOM, CANISTERS WITH FAN LIDS, 7" x 10.5" x 10.5" - 17.8 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm.; 6.5" x 7.75" x 7.75" - 16.5 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm. (2 Pieces)

          Est: $400 - $600

          TONY BLOOM CANISTERS WITH FAN LIDS clay, 7" x 10.5" x 10.5" -- 17.8 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm.; 6.5" x 7.75" x 7.75" -- 16.5 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm., unsigned, circa 1986 Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist Note: TONY BLOOM "The work deals with thresholds and contradictions: between materials, between the rational and the intuitive, the dynamic and the passive, the functional and the non. It involves the constraints brought on by the shifting from a low to a mid-technology; when the round-bottomed vessels that we nestled in the sand floors of our caves don't sit well on the flat table or our drawing rooms.The question of balance comes into play with the rocking, hinged, opening, interlocking pieces which are free to move but don't unless motivated. The addressing of those ironies becomes the point of balance..." - Tony Bloom - Tony Bloom was born in Tokyo, Japan and lived in Washington, D.C., and Paris, before settling in Canmore, B.C. in 1970. Bloom started his career as a physicist, but rejected his profession after a couple of years of working in that field, feeling that it could not offer the challenge and fulfillment that art could. Through his art, he found that he could create objects and notations that allowed him to convey what was meaningful to him. He studied musical composition at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1970. Wanting to create a flute out of clay, he signed up for a pottery course and soon realized that flutes were a challenge to make out of clay (some of his clay instruments can be found at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.) He grew to love the material and processes and only realized ten years into it that he now had a career, a business and his life's work. In the mid-1980's, Bloom started to work with bronze, discovering that, although this material offered different qualities to clay, techniques for each could be overlaid into the other. Tony Bloom's works have been exhibited in North America, Europe and Japan for over 40 years now and he is one of Canada's most respected sculptors, working primary in steel, copper, bronze and aluminum. In 2011, Bloom was commissioned to produce a major piece of art for the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and more recently in 2013, a recently opened exhibit entitled "Landbuoys" is at the Whyte Museum in Banff, Alberta. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Province of Alberta Achievement Award (1988) and the Canada Council Award (1984, 1987, 1997). He is also co-founder of Stonecrop Studios in Canmore, Alberta, where he continues to create his artwork. Selected Corporate, Private and Public Commissions and Collections Alberta Foundation for the Arts Amoco Oil ATCO Resources BC Hydro Authority The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts Banff Springs Hotel The Canadian Museum of Civilization Canadian Crafts Council, Canadian Utilities Ltd. CBC Calgary City of Burnaby, British Columbia City of Calgary, Alberta City of Edmonton, Alberta City of Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan City of New Westminster, British Columbia Claridge Collection Esso Resources Calgary ICG Resources Government of Alberta Government of Canada International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland Lancaster Building, Calgary Massey Foundation Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation Placer Cego Resources Ltd. Public Library, City of Burlington, Washington Office of the Prime Minister of Canada Riveredge Foundation Syncrude Resources Town of Canmore, Alberta TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Selected Exhibitions 2014 Looking Forward 2 Looking Back, 2 person exhibition with John Borrowman, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB Landbuoys, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie,AB 2013 Landbuoys, Whyte Museum Gallery, Banff, Alberta 2008 Chasing Sparks; exhibition, Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta 2002 Covalent Games; Universitaries de Treball Social, Barcelona, Spain 2001 Reconvergence; City of Red Deer Cultural Centre Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta Convergence/Divergence, two person show with Ed Bamling; Stony Plain Public Gallery, Stony Plain, Alberta - 1999 Canadian Content; American Craft Museum store, NYC 1998 Canada/Greece Exchange; Athens, National Museum 1997 Complex Context, Whyte Museum Gallery; Banff, Alberta 1996 Opus, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa 1993 Worth Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1992 NIH Galleries, Washington, D.C. 1991 Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, Arizona?1990 Galerie Franklin Silverstone, Montreal ?1989 New Art Forms, Chicago, Illinois ?1988 Going for Gold, Calgary, Alberta, XV Winter Olympics 1986 International Ceramics Exhibition; Mino, Japan Artists Society International; San Francisco 1984 International Academy of Ceramics; Washington 1978 Artisan 78; Canadian Craft Council London/Banff Exchange -? Commonwealth Games; Edmonton, Alberta Ontario/Alberta Exchange; travelling exhibition 1977 Essential Elements; Centre des Arts Visuels, Montreal 1974 Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture; Vancouver, B.C. Selected Links Alberta Arts: Yours to Enjoy, Tony Bloom tonybloom.com

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        • TONY BLOOM, FLAT VASE, 5.75" x 8.25" x 2.25" - 14.6 x 21 x 5.7 cm.
          Apr. 21, 2015

          TONY BLOOM, FLAT VASE, 5.75" x 8.25" x 2.25" - 14.6 x 21 x 5.7 cm.

          Est: $150 - $200

          TONY BLOOM FLAT VASE porcelain, 5.75" x 8.25" x 2.25" -- 14.6 x 21 x 5.7 cm., incised signature and applied seal mark Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist Note: TONY BLOOM "The work deals with thresholds and contradictions: between materials, between the rational and the intuitive, the dynamic and the passive, the functional and the non. It involves the constraints brought on by the shifting from a low to a mid-technology; when the round-bottomed vessels that we nestled in the sand floors of our caves don't sit well on the flat table or our drawing rooms.The question of balance comes into play with the rocking, hinged, opening, interlocking pieces which are free to move but don't unless motivated. The addressing of those ironies becomes the point of balance..." - Tony Bloom - Tony Bloom was born in Tokyo, Japan and lived in Washington, D.C., and Paris, before settling in Canmore, B.C. in 1970. Bloom started his career as a physicist, but rejected his profession after a couple of years of working in that field, feeling that it could not offer the challenge and fulfillment that art could. Through his art, he found that he could create objects and notations that allowed him to convey what was meaningful to him. He studied musical composition at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1970. Wanting to create a flute out of clay, he signed up for a pottery course and soon realized that flutes were a challenge to make out of clay (some of his clay instruments can be found at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.) He grew to love the material and processes and only realized ten years into it that he now had a career, a business and his life's work. In the mid-1980's, Bloom started to work with bronze, discovering that, although this material offered different qualities to clay, techniques for each could be overlaid into the other. Tony Bloom's works have been exhibited in North America, Europe and Japan for over 40 years now and he is one of Canada's most respected sculptors, working primary in steel, copper, bronze and aluminum. In 2011, Bloom was commissioned to produce a major piece of art for the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and more recently in 2013, a recently opened exhibit entitled "Landbuoys" is at the Whyte Museum in Banff, Alberta. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Province of Alberta Achievement Award (1988) and the Canada Council Award (1984, 1987, 1997). He is also co-founder of Stonecrop Studios in Canmore, Alberta, where he continues to create his artwork. Selected Corporate, Private and Public Commissions and Collections Alberta Foundation for the Arts Amoco Oil ATCO Resources BC Hydro Authority The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts Banff Springs Hotel The Canadian Museum of Civilization Canadian Crafts Council, Canadian Utilities Ltd. CBC Calgary City of Burnaby, British Columbia City of Calgary, Alberta City of Edmonton, Alberta City of Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan City of New Westminster, British Columbia Claridge Collection Esso Resources Calgary ICG Resources Government of Alberta Government of Canada International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland Lancaster Building, Calgary Massey Foundation Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation Placer Cego Resources Ltd. Public Library, City of Burlington, Washington Office of the Prime Minister of Canada Riveredge Foundation Syncrude Resources Town of Canmore, Alberta TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Selected Exhibitions 2014 Looking Forward 2 Looking Back, 2 person exhibition with John Borrowman, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB Landbuoys, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie,AB 2013 Landbuoys, Whyte Museum Gallery, Banff, Alberta 2008 Chasing Sparks; exhibition, Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta 2002 Covalent Games; Universitaries de Treball Social, Barcelona, Spain 2001 Reconvergence; City of Red Deer Cultural Centre Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta Convergence/Divergence, two person show with Ed Bamling; Stony Plain Public Gallery, Stony Plain, Alberta - 1999 Canadian Content; American Craft Museum store, NYC 1998 Canada/Greece Exchange; Athens, National Museum 1997 Complex Context, Whyte Museum Gallery; Banff, Alberta 1996 Opus, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa 1993 Worth Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1992 NIH Galleries, Washington, D.C. 1991 Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, Arizona?1990 Galerie Franklin Silverstone, Montreal ?1989 New Art Forms, Chicago, Illinois ?1988 Going for Gold, Calgary, Alberta, XV Winter Olympics 1986 International Ceramics Exhibition; Mino, Japan Artists Society International; San Francisco 1984 International Academy of Ceramics; Washington 1978 Artisan 78; Canadian Craft Council London/Banff Exchange -? Commonwealth Games; Edmonton, Alberta Ontario/Alberta Exchange; travelling exhibition 1977 Essential Elements; Centre des Arts Visuels, Montreal 1974 Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture; Vancouver, B.C. Selected Links Alberta Arts: Yours to Enjoy, Tony Bloom tonybloom.com

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        • TONY BLOOM, WALL MURAL, 37.5" x 18.5" x 2.25" - 95.3 x 47 x 5.7 cm.
          Jun. 18, 2014

          TONY BLOOM, WALL MURAL, 37.5" x 18.5" x 2.25" - 95.3 x 47 x 5.7 cm.

          Est: $700 - $900

          TONY BLOOMWALL MURALclay, 37.5" x 18.5" x 2.25" - 95.3 x 47 x 5.7 cm., circa 1986Provenance:Purchased directly from the artist

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        • TONY BLOOM, BOWL WITH CURL, height 5.25" - 13.3 cm., diameter 10.5" - 26.7 cm.
          Jun. 18, 2014

          TONY BLOOM, BOWL WITH CURL, height 5.25" - 13.3 cm., diameter 10.5" - 26.7 cm.

          Est: $100 - $150

          TONY BLOOMBOWL WITH CURLclay, height 5.25" - 13.3 cm., diameter 10.5" - 26.7 cm., applied seal mark and incised signatureProvenance:Purchased directly from the artist

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        • TONY BLOOM, PLANTER WITH CURL, height 8.25" - 21 cm.
          Jun. 18, 2014

          TONY BLOOM, PLANTER WITH CURL, height 8.25" - 21 cm.

          Est: $100 - $150

          TONY BLOOMPLANTER WITH CURLclay, height 8.25" - 21 cm., applied seal mark and incised signatureProvenance:Purchased directly from the artist

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