A daring and diverse new exhibit will open to the public October 5 at the Indiana State Museum. Fearless Furniture, the first juried show of its kind, features work from 21 of Indiana’s best studio furniture makers.
“The show illustrates not only the immensely diverse talent associated with our state, but also the artists’ fearless approaches to making a living from something they love doing.”
– David Buchanan
Decorative Arts and Furniture Curator, Indiana State Museum
As part of the judging criteria, all artists have an Indiana connection: some were born in Indiana, some are Indiana residents, while others trained at one of Indiana’s well-known design programs. Among the many bold and fearless designs are Star Chair (above), a modern red piece made from aluminum and automotive paint and designed by Indianapolis-based furniture maker Glen Fuller. Also featured is a poplar, glass and steel table titled Fluxus (below), inspired by the ebb and flow of the White River by Dustin Headley, Ball State University Assistant Professor.
The exhibition of thirty pieces, ranging from beautiful to utilitarian, was juried by internationally-renowned furniture designer Wendy Maruyama, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University. Maruyama will present a lecture at the museum on Friday, October 11, 4 p.m. followed by a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition. Both events are free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, RSVP to the museum at 317.232.1637.
Don’t miss this daring display of unparalleled artisanship from some of Indiana’s best studio furniture makers. The exhibit runs from October 5, 2013 through May 27, 2014.
Fearless Furniture Exhibit
Open to public: October 5
Opening reception and lecture: October 11
650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | view on map