Beyond Containment Wood Art Exhibit

Thursday 12 April 2012

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The American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art in St Paul is proud to present Beyond Containment from March 4 - May 24, 2012. The exhibition travels to San Jose, CA from June 7 - 10, 2012.

Featuring an international roster of studio wood artists, Beyond Containment invites artists and visitors to think beyond the vessel, one of woodturning's most basic forms. What is containment? What is beyond containment?

Kristin LeVier, of Idaho, has created a piece that bursts with a kind of biological exuberance. Bush Enduring Vision Award-winning Minnesota woodcarver Janel Jacobson has created a beautifully-realised and slyly humorous Komodo dragon hatching out of its shell. Although named after the juggling diabolo, the lacy, fragile sculpture by French artist Pascal Oudet, Diabolo 21, subtly evokes the feminine form and a nuclear cooling tower.

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The 38 artists in the exhibition are nationally and internationally-known sculptors working in wood. Although long under-represented in the sculpture world, many museums are increasing their wood art collections, recognizing the contributions that artists working in wood are making in contemporary sculpture.

The exhibition will travel in June to San Jose, California, for the AAW's annual symposium June 8-10, 2012. All work will be auctioned to raise funds for the AAW's Professional Outreach Program, which offers professional development assistance and sponsors emerging artist programs, panel discussions and workshops.

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DETAILS:

St. Paul Dates: March 4 - May 24

St Paul Location: Landmark Center, 75 5th St W

San Jose Dates: June 7-10

San Jose location: AAW International Symposium, San Jose

Convention and Cultural Facilities

Contact: Gallery of Wood Art

Tel: (001) 651-484-9094

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Participating artists:

1. Benoit Averly - France

2. Garry Knox Bennett - USA

3. Dixie Biggs - USA

4. Jerome Blanc - Switzerland

5. Michael Brolly - USA

6. Christian Burchard - USA

7. Jean-Claude Charpignon - France

8.Denise Derose - USA

9. Sharon Doughtie - USA

10. Paul Fennell - USA

11. Mark Gardner - USA

12. Dewey Garrett - USA

13. Ron Gerton - USA

14. Mark Hanvey - Ireland

15. Louise Hibbert - Wales

16. MIchael Hosaluk - Canada

17. Janel Jacobson - USA

18. Kristin LeVier - USA

19. Art Liestman - Canada

20. Guilio Marcolongo - Australia

21. Terry Martin - Australia

22. Michael Mocho - USA

23. Bill Moore - USA

24. John Morris - Australia

25. Pascal Oudet - France

26. Binh Pho - USA

27. Tania Radda - USA

28. Richard Raffan - Australia

29. Mark Sanger - UK

30. Jason Schneider - USA

31. Mark Sfirri - USA

23. Butch Smuts - South Africa

24. Gerritt VanNess - USA

25. Hans Weissflog - Germany

26. Jakob Weissflog - Germany

27. Andi Wolfe - USA

28. Lynne Yamaguchi - USA

29. Malcolm Zander - Canada