Artist and furniture designer Paris Renfroe infuses his work with influences from mid-century and classic modern design, as well as minimalist and industrial inspiration from his years of loft living in San Francisco. His aesthetic blends form with function, as in his signature “valet” pieces -- wall art works that conceal a storage compartment for personal belongings. Paris is an active member of the AZ Gallery, a co-op exhibition space in Lowertown St. Paul, where he has a current show called “Urban Essentials: Modern Furniture and Art for Today’s Living.”
“Urban Essentials: Modern Furniture and Art for Today’s Living”
The show displays over 50 pieces of original furniture and artwork by Paris Renfroe made of exotic wood veneers, hardwoods, metals, leathers and Venetian plaster, along with works by the AZ Gallery’s other co-op member artists.
The AZ Gallery (in The Northern Warehouse next to The Black Dog Café)
308 Prince Street #103, in Lowertown St. Paul
Ends July 29
Marya Morstad was the recipient of the 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters “Golden Reel” award for best local documentary for "Art and Spirit Matters: Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities." Morstad is the host of “Art Matters” a weekly arts program on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio.