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American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture

  • Moderne Gallery 111 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 (map)

Exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focus on the tactile sense through the manupulation of surface and texture.  Woodwork to be featured by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter and ceramics by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos.

Moderne Gallery specializes in 20th & 21st Century vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting, ceramics, and accessories. The gallery features craftspeople and artists such as Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Sam Maloof, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Wendell Castle, David Ebner, Miriam Carpenter, John Eric Byers, Karima Duchamp, Estelle Halper, Peter Voulkos and Toshiko Takaezu, as well as a variety of American, European and Japanese work from 1920-80. Founded in 1984 by Robert Aibel and now co-directed by Aibel and his son Joshua, Moderne Gallery was the first gallery to specialize in vintage work from the American Studio Furniture Movement, and is known as the primary gallery in the world devoted to the work of George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick.

Earlier Event: October 6
Later Event: October 6
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