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CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson

October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


October 27, 2017 – January 18, 2018
Curated by Miriam Seidel

The Center for Art in Wood located at 141 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 is pleased to present CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson curated by Miriam Seidel. Join us October 27th, in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for an exhibition that expands our understanding of wood as an art medium.

Two artists working in different ways—Robyn Horn, with strongly sculptural pieces incorporating the natural heft and gestures of wood, and Brian Dickerson, whose constructed paintings build up paint on joined wood surfaces—enter an artistic conversation in this exhibition. Horn’s explorations of painting and Dickerson’s move toward full sculptural forms mirror and illuminate each other’s practice, stimulating how we look at the possibilities of wood informed by volume and color.

The Center for Art in Wood, known for its new approaches to wood as a material for art, is the perfect venue for an exhibition that juxtaposes the works of Horn and Dickerson and provokes fresh dialogue relating to the intersections of sculpture and painting, craft and fine art, painted versus natural surfaces, illusionary depth versus actual depth.

CRISS CROSS will be celebrated during the Center’s Annual Founders’ Fundraiser, Saturday, November 11th. Artists Dickerson and Horn will give VIP tours of the exhibition and talk about their process that evening. For tickets and information please click HERE. Questions please contact Katie Sorenson, Development & Events Manager at [email protected] or 215-923-8000.

CRISS CROSS: ROBYN HORN / BRIAN DICKERSON at The Center for Art in Wood is part of CraftNOW Philadelphia, which unites the leading institutions and artists of Philadelphia’s craft community in a celebration of the city’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass.

Pictured: Robyn Horn, US, Throwing Shadows, 2010, Spalted maple, acrylics, charcoal, 27 ½” x 23” x4 ½”, Photo by artist; Brian Dickerson, US, Autumn’s End I, 2010, Oil, wax and mixed media on wood, 31” x 21” x5”, Photo by Simone Associates

Related events
First Fridays | Nov 3 & Dec 1, 2017 & Jan 5, 2018 | 5–8 PM at the Center |
Gallery talk and reception with artist Brian Dickerson and curator Miriam Seidel
at the Dec 1 event.


October 27 @ 10:00 am
January 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood
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The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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(215) 923-8000