Friday, August 16, 2013

Wanderings • MAD in NYC

David and I made another visit to NYC recently to install one of his sculptures in a corporate office in the city. While waiting for the paint to dry we made a dash up to the Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle.  This museum is a favorite stop of ours because it focuses on Craft in America.  One of their current shows is "Against the Grain", an exhibition featuring works in wood in contemporary art, craft and design.  As with any NYC show, there were items that absolutely wowed us and other things we questioned. Here are a few photos of some of the spectacular work. I apologize for the iPhone photos. I was surprised we were allowed to photograph at all!

Wood Turning by Bud Latven, 2007

Facecord, a dresser by Mark Moskovitz, 2012

Enignum Shelf by Joseph Walsh, 2011

Two for Tango, Fontainebleau Suite by Pablo Reinoso, 2012

A Skeuomorphic Wing Chair by Martin Puryear, 2012

Wooden Textile Walnut by Elisa Strozyk, 2011

The show is open until September 15, 2013.  Well worth a visit if you are in NYC.

©2013, Ashbee Design, Marji Roy


  1. Wow....what amazing creations. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great stuff! Wish I lived close enough to stop in. Congrats on having a piece in the show.

    1. Misunderstanding. We didn't have a piece in the show. We were installing one elsewhere in the city and stopped by to see the show. Well worth our time!