September 22, 2017 – January 3, 2018
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The Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine is pleased to announce an illuminating exhibition of leading-edge, contemporary lighting design in wood. Curated by Christopher Poehlmann, himself an internationally recognized lighting designer, the exhibition explores wood as a medium for expressing light by presenting work of 20 contemporary designers and makers from six countries. “Contemporary Wood Lighting” opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, on Friday, September 22 and continues through Janauary 3, 2018.
The table lamps, wall sconces, floor lamps, chandeliers, uplighting, and pendant lighting on display range from functional products to conceptual sculpture. “It is a thrilling visual experience,” says Messler Gallery Manager Victoria Allport, “to see how each designer responds to the aesthetic opportunities inherent to wood, whether it is the translucence of veneer, the pliability of lamination, or the precision of working with CNC laser cutters.”
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).