June 9 - September 14, 2012
“New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of fine furniture, turned objects, carving, and fine art, will open for the summer on Saturday, June 9th at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The exhibition runs through September 14th, 2012.
From a representational “Frog Bowl” by British carver Chris Pye to a marquetry self-portrait by Massachusetts furniture maker Silas Kopf, the show presents a multitude of aesthetic voices, most of them speaking the language of wood. The exceptions are drawing instructors Linden Frederick, from Belfast, Maine, and John Whalley from Damariscotta, Maine, who communicate with paint and pencil.
“Every piece of furniture or work of art is a prescription for the life to be lived around it, which makes this show a recipe for enchantment,” observes Center Director Peter Korn. “We are fortunate that every one of our instructors is an exceptional designer or artist with a compelling creative vision.”