Messler Gallery

Wood and Light: A Survey of Contemporary Lighting Design

Posted:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
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ROCKPORT — The Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine is pleased to announce an illuminating exhibition of leading-edge, contemporary lighting design in wood. Curated by Christopher Poehlmann, himself an internationally recognized lighting designer, the exhibition explores wood as a medium for expressing light by presenting work of 23 contemporary designers and makers from seven countries. "Contemporary Wood Lighting" opens at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, on Friday, September 22. The opening reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the public is warmly encouraged to attend.

The table lamps, wall sconces, floor lamps, chandeliers, uplighting, and pendant lighting on display range from functional products to conceptual sculpture. "It is a thrilling visual experience," says Messler Gallery Manager Victoria Allport, "to see how each designer responds to the aesthetic opportunities inherent to wood, whether it is the translucence of veneer, the pliability of lamination, or the precision of working with CNC laser cutters."

International exhibitors in "Contemporary Wood Lighting" include: Donald Baugh (London, England), Showroom Finland (Helsinki, Finland), Obe & Co. Design (Bells Yew Green, England), Cameron Mathieson (Nelson, BC), Duncan Meerding (Hobart, Tasmania), Peter Pierobon (Vancouver, BC), Marco Stefanelli (Torino, Italy), and David Trubridge (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand). Exhibitors from across the U.S. include: Marta Baumiller (Aquebogue, NY), Garry Knox Bennett (Oakland, CA), Peter Bloch (New London, NH), McCaw/Budsberg Collaborations (Milwaukee, WI), Susan Casey (Philadelphia, PA), Byron Conn (Rochester, NY), Katie Hudnall (Indianapolis, IN), Max Kaplan (Fort Bragg, CA), Laura Mays (Fort Bragg, CA), Julie Morringello (Stonington, ME), Christy Oates (Fennimore, WI), Christopher Poehlman (Philadelphia, PA), John Procario (Cold Spring, NY), Seth Rolland (Port Townsend, WA), and Klara Vavrosy (Bergen, NH).

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Messler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME
Contact Name: 
Victoria Allport
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