Mid-West Furniture Zoku

Mid-West Furniture Zoku
Ann Arbor Art Center
Ann Arbor, MI
February 5-March 5, 2016

work by Maxwell Davis
work by Maxwell Davis

Zoku, in Japanese means a loosely affiliated tribe or clan. The title, Mid-West Furniture Zoku, refers to our regional clan of furniture makers, designers, and educators.

This exhibition is a small sampling of a much larger group of like-minded artists, designers, and educators working in the context of furniture. The works in the show represent a broad range of techniques, styles, and personal sensibilities, while at the same time demonstrating universal respect for materials, and deep interest in the integration of form and function. On display are objects that are familiar on one level, yet poke holes in our conventional views of how furniture should look and what role furniture plays in our daily lives. This exhibition features work from Maxwell Davis, Colin Tury, Bob Marsh, Ray Wetzel, Katie Hudnall, Chad Jensen, Aaron Blendowski, John DeHoog, Laura Earle, Nicole Hodsdon, Melissa Judd, Andy Kem, Brian Nelson, Michael Neville, Matt O'brien, Nick Stawinski, Jim Stevens, Travis Taylor, and Marco Terenzi. For more information visit the Ann Arbor Art Center's website.