Gouges & Grain: Artists in Wood

November 19, 2021 - January 13, 2022

Custom House Museum | Bumpus Gallery

This material-based exhibition involves everything wood.  The organic characteristics of wood, our capability to influence its shape and its renewable ability are among the reasons wood penetrates the art world and why local Florida Keys artists have employed the medium in many of their great works.

Gouges & Grain will present over 30 select pieces from the Society’s permanent collection that have been collected over the past 70 years that were designed using wood.  Featuring artists such as Mario Sanchez, Norma Renner, Tony Barcelo, Suzie dePoo, George Mario Garcia and Duke Rood, the exhibit will reveal the many ways that artists have explored the movement of wood.  Their work reveals the vast creativity of artists and highlights an array of techniques that are possible for this compelling material.

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