Co-curated by John DeHoog and Ray Wetzel
February 5 to March 5, 2016 at the 117 Gallery
Zoku, in Japanese means a loosely affiliated tribe or clan. The title, Mid-West Furniture Zoku, refers to our regional clan of furniture makers, designers, and educators.
This exhibition is but a small sampling of a much larger group of like-minded artists, designers, and educators working in the context of furniture. The works in the show represent a broad range of techniques, styles, and personal sensibilities, while at the same time demonstrating universal respect for materials, and deep interest in the integration of form and function. On display are objects that are familiar on one level, yet poke holes in our conventional views of how furniture should look and what role furniture plays in our daily lives.