Custom by Design


Custom by Design
Contemporary Furniture Handmade in Arkansas

May 14, 2009 through January 10, 2010
Gallery II

Opening reception on June 12, 5 - 8 pm, in conjunction with downtown's 2nd Friday Art Night 

Masculinity by Lucas StrackCustom by Design
highlights the artistry in handmade, one-of-a-kind studio furniture created in Arkansas. The exhibit includes works by: Tommy Farrell, Mia Hall, Keith Newton, Whitney Patterson, 2009 Arkansas Living Treasure Doug Stowe and Lucas Strack.

Tribute to Neil Compton by Doug Stowe and students from Clear Springs SchoolThe furniture pieces on display are rooted in the traditional processes of craft and material with aspects of sculpture, innovation, experimentation and cross-pollination from other disciplines. The common thread in the exhibited works is the notion of function. Each artist has, however, pushed the notion of the traditional every-day furniture by infusing the objects with unique aesthetics, non-traditional materials or concept and narrative.