HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- D. Thomas Fine Miniatures in Hastings will open its new gallery exhibition, "Atomic Fusion: The Zen Artistry of Michael Yurkovic." The exhibition will run from Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, May 1.
This new exhibition will feature recent work of International Guild of Miniature Artisan Michael Yurkovic, known for his signature vignettes, including items from his portfolio of midcentury modern furniture and Atomic Age-inspired accessories.
His portfolio draws on his study of industrial design, his career as a successful toy and game designer, and inspiration from classic midcentury modern designers, including Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen and George Nelson.
Yurkovic’s unique creative process includes the use of fine materials, including quality hardwood, molded plywood, vinyl and the processes consistent with the MCM/Atomic Age period such as crafting in metals and wires and thermoforming plastics. He intuitively knows when a piece is complete based on his personal satisfaction and he rarely revisits or tweaks a piece.
Yurkovic will teach an all-day master class on Saturday, March 5, when students will learn period design and create their own MCM shadow box. He will also speak about his vision and creative process at a special open house on Sunday, March 6, from 3-6 p.m.
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is an in-store and online retail business featuring artisan dollhouses and collectibles including 1/12th scale furniture and accessories. The shop also features a gallery space showcasing works in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.
The shop is at 579 Warburton Ave., Hastings.
Gallery and shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Evening hours are available by appointment.
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