Fuller Craft Museum presents Iron Twenty Ten

Fuller Craft Museum presents Iron Twenty Ten, an exhibition on view through 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.

For more information on Fuller Craft Museum exhibitions and events please visit www.fullercraft.org or call 508.588.6000.

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