20th-21st Century American Sculpture, Wood

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A Cut Above: Wood Sculpture from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection is a 2016 exhibit at the High Museum of Art which says: "A Cut Above presents the varied approaches of a group of artists to a common material. From discarded or inexpensive manufactured board to naturally occurring branches, roots, and stumps, wood is widely available to artists without access to or interest in traditional art supplies." Accessed 12/18

A Far Country: Gaman Birds of Masato Wayne Sumida is a 2013 exhibit at the Armory Center for the Arts which says: "The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present a collection of hand-carved, hand-painted birds and other animals, made by Japanese national Masato Wayne Sumida while interned at Poston War Relocation Center in La Paz County, Arizona." Accessed 10/18  

Art Now: Patrick Dougherty, an exhibit held September 18-December 9, 2007 at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Accessed February, 2015.

Conrad Bakker: Art and Objecthood was a 2000 exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art featuring the contemporary realism wood sculptures of Conrad Bakker. Viewers may download the exhibition brochure. Accessed 1/17

Humaira Abid: Searching for Home is a 2017 exhibit at the Bellevue Art Museum which says: "Abid is well known for her bold, symbolically rich, and meticulously realized wood sculptures and miniature paintings. Her work demonstrates a fearless approach to tackling cultural norms, gender roles, and relationships, often with an ironic edge." Also see press release and artist's website  Accessed 11/17

Paul Villinski: Passage is a 2017 exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art which says: "A wooden glider reminiscent of the balsawood gliders of the artist's youth, Passage is scaled up to a wingspan of 33 feet and inhabited by 1,000 black butterflies. Both the structure of the plane and the butterflies haloing it are from reclaimed materials found on the streets of New York City, materials Villinski has used in his artistic practice for more than two decades." Also see press release and artist's website  Accessed 8/17

Patrick Dougherty, an exhibit held from October 19 - December 22, 2013 at The Fralin | University of Virginia Art Museum. Texts include labels. Accessed August, 2015.

Patrick Dougherty: Step Right Up   is a 2017 exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum which says: "The large-scale piece - comprised of five individual stickwork sculptures - was constructed entirely of tree saplings and is on view in front of the Ackland Art Museum." Accessed 12/17

Stepping the Mast: Rob Millard-Mendez is a 2017 exhibit at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College which says: "Millard-Mendez is currently chair of the Art and Design Department at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. As a woodworker and sculptor, his work often employs high craft but is also process-oriented and rich with historical references and personal narratives." Also see artist's website  Accessed 11/17

William Kent - Saved from Silence is a 2018 exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum which says: "This exhibition presents Kent's slate prints, carved slates and wood sculptures." Also see "Bill Kent: A Carving Artist Remembered" by Alan Bisbort from William Kent Charitable Foundation. Accessed 10/18 

Kentucky Educational Television offers a series of 1/2 hour videos from Mixed, a weekly arts series starting from 2003. See:

Program 614: Sculptor Zoé Strecker, Lexington wood sculptor Philip Hultgren, and the music of Louisville's Ochion Jewell Quartet

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