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INTD Faculty Attend Exhibition


INTD faculty Liz Lewis attended a contemporary art exhibition at the Charlotte Mint Museum entitled Against The Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design.  The exhibition demonstrated how 20th and 21st century creators have engaged the medium of wood with conceptual and technical strategies. This timely exhibition, organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York, addresses a heavily debated topic in the field: as the boundaries between art, craft and design increasingly overlap, should these categories be redefined, and if so, how?  In Against the Grain, the versatile medium of wood is used to address this issue, exploring postmodern tendencies including mimicry, assemblage, virtuosity, and whimsy (with a serious purpose), as well as environmental issues associated with woodworking.  Thanks for sharing the design inspirations Liz!