Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art
IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
January 24 – March 11, 2017
In the mid-20th century, the ancient craft of woodturning was transformed into a dynamic contemporary art form by a new breed of innovative American wood artists. Since then, pioneering artists have expanded their interest beyond functional objects to produce vessels and other sculptural forms that expressed their highly individualized aesthetic concerns. The works in this installation show the originality and skill of contemporary wood artists.
This exhibition is funded by the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency