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Challenge VII: DYSFUNCTIONAL
December 2, 2009 - March 14, 2010
The Wood Turning Center’s “Challenge” series has invited and displayed one-of-a-kind works over twenty years. With “Challenge VII: dysFUNctional” the Wood Turning Center takes a bold new approach by working with artists from realms outside traditional wood art to explore, tease, and interpret function and dysfunction.
Artists from Australia, Canada, England, France, Italy and the United States filmed, glued, laminated, layered, nailed, notched, photographed, and sewed wood and other materials with amazing results. The work is fun and funky, subversive and satirical. Visitors will encounter the unexpected, the offbeat, and the entertaining.
The selected works were curated by Cecil Baker, Marsha Moss, Richard Torchia, and Ricardo Viera.
THE WOOD TURNING CENTER:
The Wood Turning Center is a nonprofit art and educational organization whose mission is the encouragement and enhancement of individuals creating art from wood and other materials with a primary focus on turned and carved wood objects, and promoting public appreciation of such art.
At its Old City, Philadelphia location the Center features international contemporary wood art in changing exhibits, a permanent collection showing the breadth of wood art, a research library, and an eclectic mix of merchandise in the Museum Store. The Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm and Saturday 12pm – 5pm. Admission is free. Donations support the Center’s educational mission. For more information, please call 215-923-8000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.woodturningcenter.org.
EXHIBITION: “Challenge VII: DysFUNctional”: Spring 2010