Wood as Art-Featuring Tables

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Wood as Art-Featuring Tables

See leading furniture artists concepts of what constitutes a table. The fine examples shown cover a broad spectrum of design, style, technique and materials. Curators: Glen and Marie Guarino

Website: http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/woodasartfeaturingtables
Location: online August 25- September 25,2009
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2012

Artist: Ross Annels
Title: Butterfly Table
Materials: Queensland Black Bean (planks from buttress) and Australian Red Cedar with turned Silky Oak.
Dimensions: approx. 390mm *750mm *720mm
Artist Statement: This piece is the result of a commission for a coffee table for the Mayoral Offices of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
Designed and made by Studio of Ross Annels by Ross Annels and Scott Pilkington



Artist: Ross Annels
Title: Walking Table
Materials: Steam Bent and solid Silky Oak (lacewood)
Dimensions: approx. 760mm *400mm *400mm
Designed and made by Studio of Ross Annels by Ross Annels and Mark Heslop



Artist: Cosmo Barbaro
Title: Cantilever Desk
Materials: Pommelle Sapele, Mahogany, Maple, Ebony, and Fiddle Back Maple.
Dimensions: 48" x 24"x 30"h


Artist: Cosmo Barbaro
Title: Transistor
Materials: Fiddleback Maple, Milk Paint, and Aluminum
Dimensions: 48"x 16" x 17"h


Artist: Cosmo Barbaro
Title: Juice
Materials: Fiddleback Maple Birdseye Maple, Wenge, and Aluminum
Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 30"h
Artist Statement: Beauty and elegance are goals that I try to attain with each new design. The work has a classic feel that is influenced in part by Art Deco artists and my everyday experiences in life. This combination of classic and modern qualities creates a type of modern Art Deco furniture.



Artist: Brian Ferrel
Title
: Bedside Tables
Materials: Padauk and painted wood
Dimensions: 14" x 14" x 21"h
Artist Statement: With only a shadow for a base, these reflectively symmetrical bedside tables are complementary identical and opposite.


Artist: Brian Ferrel
Title: Cabled Coffee Table
Materials: Padauk, painted wood,and Steel Cable
Dimensions: 36" x 38" x 16"h
Artist Statement: Pressure from the legs of this cantilevered coffee table appears to push into the table surface.



Artist: Earl Kelly
Title: Leaf-Cocobolo
Materials: Cocobolo veneer over Mahogany
Dimensions: 52" x 16.5" x 31"
Artist Statement: The top is very sculpted with only 10" that is flat. I wanted it to still be used as a table, but allow the shape and beauty to be seen.


Artist: Earl Kelly
Title: Midnight Sky Arrival
Materials: Solid Wenge, Blue Birds Eye Veneer over Wenge,and Walnut
Dimensions: 50"W x 16"D x 31.5"tall
Artist Statement: The center section was cut down and hand shaped. The design came from a Ladybug and how it looks when it's shell/wings are slightly opened.



Artist: Pat Morrow
Title: Henry
Materials: Siberian Elm and Hard Maple
Dimensions: 17 ½"H x 45"W x 21"D
Artist Statement: Sculptor Henry Moore inspired the coffee table/bench. Visual interest is in the negative spaces as well as positive shapes.

Artist: Pat Morrow
Title: Leaf Table
Materials: Butternut
Dimensions: 32H x 52"W x 14"D
Artist Statement: Beautifully carved oak leaves surround this decorative sofa table. The leg shape is sensual and flows with the leaves to visually connect the top.


Artist: Pat Morrow
Title: Cattail
Materials: Genuine Mahogany
Dimensions: 23"H x 22"W x 22"L
Artist Statement: A modern take on Arts & Crafts, this table is designed to be interesting from front or back. The tabletop shape is perfect for sweeping curved armchairs and sofas.


Artist: Katherine Park
Title: Mission
Materials: African mahogany
Dimensions: 18"H x 60"W x 15"D
Artist Statement: Ultimate goal of mission is to spread the good News. However this will not happen until Love of God is practiced first to begin a healing process.


Artist: Katherine Park
Title: Reserve the seat in the house of the Lord
Materials: Mahogany and Hard Maple
Dimensions: 18 ½"H x 56 ¼"W x 21"D
Artist Statement: The bench depicts this world where there are just frames of chairs without seats vs. reserving the seats in the Kingdom of God.


Artist: Katherine Park
Title: The Kingdom Will Come
Materials: Curly Maple and Walnut
Dimensions: 35 ¼"H x 34 ½"W x 24"D
Artist Statement: At the Day of Judgment only words of God will remain where everything will be tumbling down.



Artist: Norman Pirollo
Title: Hall Table
Materials: Mahogany, Sapele, and Aluminum
Dimensions: 37"H x 44"W x 14.5"D
Artist Statement: Mixed media designed console style hall table with a floating top, extensive use of metal combined with contrasting dark mahogany in a contemporary styling.


Artist: Norman Pirollo
Title: Trinity 1
Materials: Flame Birch, Cherry, Maple, and Aluminum
Dimensions: 24"H x 22.5"W x 28"D
Artist Statement: Mixed media designed side table with uniquely attached top. The top is highly figured, and the use of metal creates a contrasting contemporary style.


Artist: Thomas R. Skaggs
Title: Rocky Stream
Materials: Curly Cherry, ebonized legs
Dimensions: 72"L x 30"W x 19"H
Artist Statement: The figure of Curly Cherry for the top of this table is reminiscent of waves through water. That inspired me to create a symbolic flowing stream with carved relief and turned burl woods to look like rocks in a stream.

Artist: Thomas R. Skaggs
Title: Wolf Eyes
Materials: Curly Cherry, burl Carpathian Elm, and Ebony
Dimensions: 68"L x 28"W x 30"H
Artist Statement: A client's contemporary painting of a wolf inspired the Wolf Eye table. Each end of the table has burled wood areas shaped like wolf eyes. The shape was carried through with the table's lower shelf.


Artist: Tony Williams
Title: Elements Fire
Materials: Ebonized White Ash legs and top frame with solid Padauk top,inset and leg stretchers.
Dimensions: 54"L x 22"W x 19"H


Artist: Tony Williams
Title: Elements Water
Materials: Solid Cherry legs and top frame, with ebonized White Ash leg stretchers, quilted White Ash inset. Ebony and Padauk Koi inlays.
Dimensions: 35"L x 30"W x 16.5"H


Artist: Tony Williams
Title: Tokyo Autumn
Materials: Flame Birch Top, Black Walnut, Padauk, Spanish Cedar, and Maple leaf inlays. The base is Western Red Cedar faux finished to look like stone.
Dimensions: 48"L x 24"W x 16"H


Artist: Michael Yonke
Title: Humilitas Table
Materials: Reclaimed old growth longleaf heart Pine and Oak, semi-transparent oil color. Varnish.
Dimensions: 56" x 22.5 x 18.5"
Artist Statement: I advocate for nature and sustainability by design through my eco-art wall sculpture and furniture. I reclaim, repurpose and upcycle wood and metal to create my designs.


Artist: Michael Yonke
Title: Praecuis Table
Materials: Reclaimed wood, composite materials. Black, white and clear lacquer.
Dimensions:32" x 32" x 19"
Artist Statement: Praecius Table is based on a precise design by strictly conforming to a natural pattern. The set of concentric black and white square conform to a Fibonacci series also found in nature like branches of a tree, petals of a flower and the spirals of galaxies.


About the Curators: Glen Guarino, Guarino Furniture Designs has a MA in Studio Furniture. He taught on the high school level for 32 years & has been an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts School at William Paterson University since 2001. He has been designing & making furniture since 1978. Some of his recent publications are in Fine Woodworking, 500 Tables by Lark & Studio Furniture from Today's Leading Woodworkers by Schiffer Books. Glen has also been the subject of several articles & has appeared on TV. He exhibits in galleries and museums. Marie has been helping Glen with his business for a number of years as his art agent...

Title: High Society
Materials: Ebonized Sapele
Dimensions: 29"tall x 36"wide x 1 ½"deep


Title: Allegro
Materials: Red Oak
Dimensions: 54 ¼"tall x 21"wide x 16"deep


Title: 5th Avenue Armoire
Materials: Curly Maple and Shedua
Dimensions: 80"tall x 68"wide x 26"deep




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Comment by Michael H Mara on October 11, 2009 at 8:34am
Unbelievable. Some truly stunning wood work. Huzzah!
Comment by marcus marguillier on September 6, 2009 at 11:10am
My sincere compliments to all participants of this exhibition!
Great work. Stunning.
Comment by Brigitte Martin on August 25, 2009 at 11:28am
Thank you so much to Glen and Marie Guarino for all the hard work you put into assembling this show. The resulting exhibit really speaks for itself !
Amazing !
Comment by Stevie B. on August 20, 2009 at 10:31am
What incredible work. What great art.

On a side note: The tables in my house have clustered in a corner of the dinning room, trembling, and mumbling something about "garbage day".
Comment by 2Roses on August 20, 2009 at 9:38am
What a spectacular collection of woodworking. There is no excuse for mundane furniture.
 

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