New Work in Wood
October 5 - December 16, 2001
Nancy Sansom Reynolds, Yellow Furl, 2000, laminated plywood and aniline dye.
Thomas Beale, Honey Space, 2001, found wood.
The Fleming Museum is pleased to present New Work in Wood in our main changing
exhibition gallery this fall. The exhibition features recent sculpture by eight
artists from Vermont, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, and California.
While wood has been most closely associated with the craft tradition in recent years,
this exhibition features artists who push the medium to create sculptural forms
and images with a contemporary sensibility. New Work in Wood highlights artistic
imagination and skill, and makes evident the phenomenal range of expression that
can be achieved within one medium.
The artists included in the exhibition are Joanne Carson (New York and Vermont),
Fabiane Garcia (California), Nancy Sansom Reynolds (Maryland), Bob Trotman
(North Carolina); and Vermont artists Thomas Beale (Burlington), James Florschutz
(Newfane), Stephan Fowlkes (N. Bennington), and Peter Harris (Montpelier). Some of
the artists have created sculpture in wood for many years, while others have come to
it recently from other mediums and genres, such as painting, and furniture making.
New Work in Wood is the most recent in a series of exhibitions presented at the Fleming
Museum over the past decade which feature work by Vermont artists together with work by
artists from throughout the U.S. curated around a common theme, sensibility, or medium.
This series presents Vermont artists within a national context while offering Museum
visitors the opportunity to see exciting new facets of contemporary art.