Iron Twenty Ten
Fuller Craft Museum, New England’s home for contemporary craft, presents Iron Twenty Ten. On display June 2, 2012 – October 7, 2012.
Iron Twenty Ten: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Blacksmithing offers both the casual viewer and the seasoned metalsmith a comprehensive survey of the finest contemporary blacksmithing in the United States today. The artists in the exhibition are united by a commitment to the highest levels of craft and a point of view that is both distinct and contemporary.
This show is significant because working with metal had long been overlooked as a craft; and yet, this art form boasts a long and rich history of innovative contemporary practitioners. This glimpse of metalwork in the 21st century also casts an eye toward the future of a vital art form. Iron Twenty Ten was organized by the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee and is sponsored in part by WGBH.
The work, from an exciting mix of established and emerging artists, was selected by a jury of prominent blacksmiths and scholars, including Anna Fariello, Tom Joyce, Richard Quinnell, and James Wallace. The exhibition demonstrates the variety of forms that contemporary blacksmithing can take, including abstract and representational sculpture, vessels, architectural ironwork, firescreens, furniture, and other functional items.
Employing both traditional and innovative approaches, the selected work demonstrates the tremendous breadth of ideas and depth of talent found in American blacksmithing today.
Fuller Craft will celebrate the opening of Iron Twenty Ten, at our summer opening reception, June 3, 2012 at 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Museum. The reception will also celebrate Dan Dailey: Working Method and Living Treasures of North Carolina Craft. The reception is free for members and free with museum admission for all others.
Current Exhibitions at Fuller Craft
Living Treasures of North Carolina Craft
May 12 – August 5, 2012
Dan Dailey: Working Method
Feb. 18 – September 3, 2012
Mark Davis: Icarus
Extended through May 30, 2012
Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Museum Collects
Coming Soon to Fuller Craft
September 15 – January 20, 2012
Chris Gustin: 1972 – Now
October 20, 2012 – February 24, 2013
About Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft Museum, New England’s only museum of contemporary craft, is dedicated to the objects, ideas, and insight that inspire both patrons and artists to explore life through the art of contemporary craft. Fuller Craft Museum is located at 455 Oak St. in Brockton, MA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with free admission for all Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors and students, free for members and children 12 and under. For more information on Fuller Craft exhibitions and events please visit www.fullercraft.org or call 508.588.6000.
Fuller Craft Museum, New England’s home for contemporary craft.