Mark Lindquist: Silent Witness #4 / Geppetto
at MAD (Museum of Arts and Design), NYC


Silent Witness #4 /Geppetto in:
Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design
Museum of Arts and Design  New York  


Using Wood, Contemporary Artists Go ‘Against the Grain’
Posted by
Editor on April 8, 2013 in Design, Museums +, New York ·

NEW YORK—Wood. Give contemporary artists from around the world a common, diverse natural material and the creative interpretations are infinite. From hand-crafted techniques to computer-aided design, "Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design" at the Museum of Arts and Design explores the possibilities.

Grouped into categories such as "Logging On," "Politically Speaking" and "A Grain of Truth," the nearly 90 works include furniture, sculpture, multimedia, installations and fancy hats. In a "MAD video about the show, curator Lowery Stokes Sims says "this exhibition really causes you to rethink what you assume wood can do and what wood is."

Spread across two floors, "Against the Grain" is on view at MAD from March 19 to Sept. 15, 2013. 
All photos © Arts Observer

From left, "Ghost Rider," 2010 (Bubinga wood with oil finish) by Wendell Castle of the United States; "Silent Witness #4/Gepetto," 1993 (pecan, tulip poplar, walnut; lathe-turned) by Mark Lindquist of the United States; "Come Together," 2002 (laminated jeutlong) by Rick Swallow of Australia; and "A(typical) Windsor Form," 2004 (steam-bent ash, white oak, pine, milk paint) by Christopher Kurtz of the United States.


Mark Lindquist, Silent Witness #4 /Gepetto
Walnut, Pecan, Tulip Poplar 1993, 85"H x 24"D
Collection of Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
Gift of Rebecca Klemm





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