Turning Archive 2008
GaryG in MD
>I took a tip from Phil Brown's "President's Perspective" column in the January issue of the Montgomery County Woodturners (of MD) Newsletter
and purchased from Amazon the exhibit catalog of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts show called "Shy boy, she devil, and Isis", subtitled "The art of conceptual craft -- Selections from the Wornick Collection".
I am glad I did! The works are incredible, and the photography is worthy.
In the Newsletter, Phil reports:
"Among the 120 pieces chosen for this exhibit is turned (and sometimes carved) wood by Christian Burchard, Jean-Francois Escoulen, David Ellsworth, Ron Fleming, Ron Gerton, Giles Gilson, David Groth, Michelle Holzapfel, Robert Howard, Todd Hoyer, Stephen Hughes, Bill Hunter, Michael Hosaluk, Bud Latven, William Moore, Ben Trupperbaumer, and other wood workers whose work I admire such as Wendell Castle, John Cederquist, Robin Horn, Gord Peteran, Peter Pierobon, Hap Sakwa (former turner), and Joel Urruty. While seeing the exhibit is best, an alternative is the exhibit catalog, with large, quality pictures, which is available (new and used) and titled after three pieces from the collection, SHY BOY, SHE DEVIL, AND ISIS."
Details can be found at: www.mfa.org/exhibitions/sub.asp?key=15&subkey=3858
Unfortunately, the show closes tomorrow, but the catalog is a must have if you are a fan of contemporary arts and crafts in wood, glass, ceramics, metal, etc.