January 30 – March 12, 1993
Assorted Objects for the Home and Garden
A/D Editions: Assorted Objects for the Home and Garden features a selection of work by 14 artists who were commissioned by A/D, New York to create functional objects for domestic use. The artists worked closely with professional fabricators in realizing the objects which display a divergence of materials and functions, and reflect the concerns and aesthetic of the individual artist. Joe Andoe's birdbath was cast in iron in an edition of 20 with differently-sized cymbals providing the original pattern for the basin and base; the artist's Christmas tree from the year before served as the template for the pedestal. Andoe, who is a painter, regards this piece as his first sculpture. A serenely simple bowl by John Duff made in an edition of 10 reflects the nature of his fiberglass sculptures based on vessel forms. Georgia Marsh's fabric decorated with entwined bittersweet vines, and Joan Nelson's elaborately rendered botanical wallpaper both succeed in transporting the fresh delicacy of nature to an indoor setting. Among other work included in A/D: Editions are a candelabrum by Arman, an outdoor standing desk by David Deutsch, a sundial by the team of McDermott and McGough, a chaise by Gary Stephan, and a chair and table suite by Richard Tuttle. In presenting A/D Editions, the University Gallery participates in "The Year of American Craft," a celebration of imaginatively designed and finely made utile objects.