Explorations in Wood: Selections from The Center for Art in Wood
On view January 25 – May 16, 2020
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
University Center, Michigan

Our dependence on – and love for – wood cannot be overstated. It’s integral to our very existence in a range of ways, encompassing our man-made environments as well as both utilitarian and decorative items. The organic qualities of wood, our ability to manipulate its shape, its abundance, and its renewable potential are among the reasons wood permeates our culture – including the art world. The seventy objects comprising “Explorations in Wood” are a small sample of the work held in the collection of Philadelphia’s Center for Art in Wood, gathered over a forty-year period.

Image credits:
Tim Stokes, Double Cone/Sphere, 1985