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February 2020

"Hella Hearts"
Denice Bizot

Reception February 7th

On display thru February 29th

Denice Bizot - Redhrt, copper with alcohol ink

Just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Riffing on the motif of the heart symbol, metal artist Bizot has created a multitude of unique interpretations of this common shape, sometimes playful, sometimes dramatic and sometimes a bit of both.

Denice Bizot - Steel, cut steel

“My current show at In-Town Gallery, Hella Hearts, is based on my signature style of piercing metal to create patterns of irregular line movements and abstract shapes.” Allowing her intuitive sense of design to flow freely, Bizot cuts the metal without prior drawing. She moves quickly, her plasma torch sensitive to the slightest movement of her hand, “I like organic, curvy lines, unusual shapes and forms. I don’t sketch. I try not to overthink. I like disharmony and asymmetry. I like to be spontaneous, wander, get lost, to be inspired.”

Denice Bizot cutting steel

The metals Bizot uses to create her hearts vary widely. Patinated copper, bare steel and oxidized steel, sometimes enhanced with alcohol ink, are part of this collection. “I have made some of my hearts so they can be hung on the wall and others I’ve mounted on textured wood in ways that I feel work well with the piece.” Hella Hearts includes work in a wide range of sizes, materials, and prices. There is truly something for every taste.

Denice Bizot graduated with a BFA from Loyola University. Her work can be seen in public spaces around Chattanooga and is found in corporate collections in Amsterdam, New York, and New Orleans among other cities. She has also had her work purchased for private collections throughout the United States and she numbers the actress Catherine Zeta-Jones among her collectors