October 4, 2019 - January 18, 2020
The Center for Art in Wood
All over the country and in all kinds of genres, women are making fantastic work in wood. Understanding that the field has historically been dominated by males, this exhibition intends to showcase some of these women, to show the breadth of the current field of woodworking, and how these makers are both expanding the edges of the field and holding down the center. We are seeking a diversity of objects, made with a diversity of intentions, from small batch products to one-off works, representing a range of technical approaches and scales.
Pieces included in this exhibition will reference an approach to woodworking that is rooted in questions of craft, use, the body, and domesticity. Selected pieces need not take on all these concerns.
This exhibition will be held at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia in Fall 2019. The Center is a museum, gallery, and research center located in the heart of the Old City, Philadelphia. “The Center for Art in Wood nurtures and promotes the innovation of art in wood through collaborative residencies, exhibitions, education and documentation. The Center also maintains an inspirational collection and a research library to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the art.”