'SHY BOY, SHE DEVIL' AT MFA, BOSTON
âSHY BOY, SHE DEVILâ AT MFA, BOSTON
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BOSTON, MASS. â The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is presenting âShy Boy, She Devil and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection,â on view through January 6 in the Foster Gallery.
This exhibition, which features the collection of Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick, is one of the most wide-ranging assemblages of contemporary craft in the United States, and includes 120 objects by more than 100 artists from 20 countries.
Among the artists and works showcased in the exhibition are ceramics by Peter Voulkos and Jun Kaneko, glass by Dale Chihuly and Bertil Valien, furniture by Wendell Castle and John Cederquist, and wood sculpture by David Ellsworth and Gord Peteran.
This collection captures an important moment in the evolution of three-dimensional contemporary art. Created since 1984, these works document an era in which materials-based artists in clay, glass, metal, wood and fiber moved toward the creation of expressive sculptural forms that stand alone as objects of art, without a utilitarian purpose.
âShy Boy, She Devil and Isisâ also will extend discussions about the interpretation of American craft in a variety of media within the context of an encyclopedic fine arts museum.
The museum is at 465 Huntington Avenue. For information, www.mfa.org or 617-267-9300.