Living Nature Curated by William Morris
November 5, 2013 through March 1, 2014
PHILADELPHIA –William Morris’ first curatorial endeavor entitled “Living Nature,” includes his seven original crew members that explores their personal and artistic encounters with glass and the natural world. Consciously or subconsciously, working closely with Morris for many years has impacted each of these artist’s relationships to Nature and the mythologies associated with our living world. Here the viewer will have the opportunity to discover these subtle influences – illusive and tenuous, dominant and governing, or deliberately absent. The original seven include Rik Allen, Kimberley Haugh, Holly Lyman, Kelly O’Dell, Ross Richmond, Randy Walker and Karen Willenbrink-Johnson.
Fascinated by the notion of challenging the traditional labels that categorize art, Wexler Gallery exhibits work that can coexist in the worlds of design, fine art, decorative art and craft. By questioning and challenging the boundaries of these fields, we aim to present functional and nonfunctional work that consistently celebrates innovation. Unified by a commitment to excellent craftsmanship and true dedication to their art, we are proud to showcase some of the world’s most esteemed artists working in their areas of pursuit.