The Messler Gallery is currently exhibiting the lighting designs of twenty makers and designers who work primarily in wood. Curator Christopher Poehlmann, himself an internationally recognized lighting designer, selected pieces for both their high levels of craft and design: “The makers in this exhibition.…all create objects of quality and lasting beauty, objects which stand apart from their mass-produced counterparts due to the skill of these designers and artists.” On view until January 3, 2018, Contemporary Wood Lighting is well worth a trip to Rockport!
Scroll through for a few images and details of the show, or visit our gallery page for a full set of images. And make sure to check out our Online Exhibit Catalog, which includes an essay by curator Christopher Poehlmann.
Navicula by Davide Trubridge/wakaNINE
Spider Leg Lamp by Katie Hudnall
2208B by Christy Oates
Weave Lamp by Graham Oliver/Obe & Co Design
Ribbon Pendant by Marta Baumiller/Lampa
Standing Lamp #3 by Max Kaplan, and Flare by Laura Mays
Bloom by Klara Varosy
Cracked Log Lamps by Duncan Meerding
newGROWTH by Christopher Poehlmann and PILKE 28 Table Lamp by Showroom Finland
Trio of Lights by Donald Baugh and California Dreamin' by Julie Morringello/Modern Maine
Lamp by Garry Knox Bennett and WoodGlow Table Lamp by Peter Bloch
On Oak and Maple by Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg
International exhibitors in “Contemporary Wood Lighting” include: Donald Baugh (London, England), Showroom Finland (Helsinki, Finland), Obe & Co. Design (Bells Yew Green, England), Cameron Mathieson (Nelson, BC), Duncan Meerding (Hobart, Tasmania), Peter Pierobon (Vancouver, BC), and David Trubridge/wakaNINE (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand). Exhibitors from across the U.S. include: Marta Baumiller (Aquebogue, NY), Garry Knox Bennett (Oakland, CA), Peter Bloch (New London, NH), McCaw/Budsberg Collaborations (Milwaukee, WI), Susan Casey (Philadelphia, PA), Katie Hudnall (Indianapolis, IN), Max Kaplan (Fort Bragg, CA), Laura Mays (Fort Bragg, CA), Julie Morringello (Stonington, ME), Christy Oates (Fennimore, WI), Christopher Poehlmann (Philadelphia, PA), John Procario (Cold Spring, NY), and Klara Varosy (Bergen, NH).