Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekend Recap:allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2011

This weekend Justin, Olivia and I headed over to the opening reception for allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2011, the International Turning Exchange (ITE) Exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. The Center for Art in Wood (the new Woodturning Center!) is showcasing the work of the 2011 ITE Fellows: Noah Addis, Michael DeForest, Daniel Forrest Hoffman, Beth Ireland, Carl Pittman, Kimberly Winkle, and Jennifer A. Zwilling.

Here are images we took of some of the work, which was really amazing.

Michael de Forest, Mo.S.P. '53, 2011

This work in the face is all marquetry...marquetry!!!! Insane and amazing!

Michael de Forest, Mo.S.P. '53, 2011

Daniel Forest Hoffman, Ram, 2011

I love the combination of the carving and the use of the shavings in this piece.

Daniel Forest Hoffman, Ram, 2011

The artist encouraged viewers to handle this bowl and another piece like it...
they were so light and flexible!

Michael de Forest, The Frog - Rebirth and Transmutation, 2003

Beth Ireland, Totems, 2011

I love how the piece below looks so first glance you'd never guess it was wood.

Beth Ireland, Artifacts, 2011

Beth Ireland, Artifacts, 2011

The show, on the 3rd floor of the Art Alliance, runs through August 28th so be sure to check it out!

And also a big congrats to new Executive Director of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Molly Dougherty!!! And a welcome to the new Chief Curator, Sarah Archer! Congrats to you both and welcome to Philadelphia Sarah!!

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