Contemporary Studio Case Furniture: The Inside Story
Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 93 pages
Boxes, cabinets, chests, cupboards, desks, and sideboards—this volume showcases one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces designed and constructed by today’s emerging and established furniture makers and artists. This exhibition catalog illustrates the many ways in which thirty-seven contemporary artists approach case furniture, a traditional form that is being constantly defined and redefined. This simultaneously utilitarian and aesthetic art form permits artists, from traditional to avant-garde, to express their own visions.
Essayists and guest curators for the exhibition, Thomas Loeser and Virginia T. Boyd, present the artist's and scholar’s perspectives on contemporary decorative arts and discuss the themes underlying the exhibition. An overview of the development of studio furniture over the past decade by decorative arts scholar Glenn Adamson provides a recent historical context for the pieces in the exhibition.
Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison
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1988 National Endowment American Art Museum's American Craft Council American Craft Museum American Furniture Art Gallery Art Museum Art Museum's Renwick Arts and Crafts Arts Center Boston Brian Gladwell carved Charles Swanson chest College of Art Contemporary Studio CT AWARDS decorative arts doors drawers East Hampton EDUCATION figure functional furniture artists Furniture Society George Nakashima inside interior space John Dunnigan John Elder Gallery Kelzer Lives Loeser makers Michael Hurwitz Milwaukee Art Museum multiple venues Museum of Art Neuberger Museum Oakland objects paint Penland School Peter Joseph Gallery Photo piece Pritam Pritam 4c programs Providence Renwick Gallery Rhode Island Rhode Island School San Diego San Francisco Saskatchewan Arts Board School of Crafts School of Design sculpture SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2000 Silas Kopf Smithsonian American Art Snowmass Village Somerson studio furniture studio furnituremakers Summer workshop instructor surface tion Universitv University of Wisconsin-Madison Visual Artist Fellowship Washington Wisconsin-Madison wood Woodworking York