Wood and Light: A Survey of Contemporary Lighting Design

Exhibition dates: September 22, 2017 - January 3, 2018


Link to images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4quiugk0lerlw4h/AABx-gKydYaOIgSJBtp0ANFAa?dl=0


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.


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).


The Messler Gallery is located on the campus of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a nonprofit, year-round school that offers courses in furniture making and related arts such as carving and woodturning.  For more information, please call 207-594-5611 or e-mail victoria@woodschool.org or visit our website at www.woodschool.org.



Victoria Allport

Gallery and Marketing Manager

Messler Gallery

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

25 Mill Street  Rockport, ME  04856