Silent Witness #4 /Geppetto in:
Against the Grain: Wood in
Contemporary Art, Craft and Design
Museum of Arts and Design New York
Using Wood, Contemporary Artists Go ‘Against
on April 8, 2013 in
NEW YORK—Wood. Give contemporary artists from
around the world a common, diverse natural material and the
creative interpretations are infinite. From hand-crafted
techniques to computer-aided design, "Against the Grain: Wood
in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design" at the
Museum of Arts and
Design explores the
Grouped into categories such as "Logging On,"
"Politically Speaking" and "A Grain of Truth," the nearly 90
works include furniture, sculpture, multimedia, installations
and fancy hats. In a "MAD
video about the show,
curator Lowery Stokes Sims says "this exhibition really causes
you to rethink what you assume wood can do and what wood is."
Spread across two floors, "Against the Grain"
is on view at MAD from March 19 to Sept. 15, 2013.
All photos © Arts Observer
From left, "Ghost Rider,"
2010 (Bubinga wood with oil finish) by Wendell Castle of
the United States; "Silent Witness #4/Gepetto," 1993
(pecan, tulip poplar, walnut; lathe-turned) by Mark
Lindquist of the United States; "Come Together," 2002
(laminated jeutlong) by Rick Swallow of Australia; and "A(typical)
Windsor Form," 2004 (steam-bent ash, white oak, pine,
milk paint) by Christopher Kurtz of the United States.
Mark Lindquist, Silent Witness #4 /Gepetto
Walnut, Pecan, Tulip Poplar 1993, 85"H x 24"D
Collection of Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
Gift of Rebecca Klemm