Gord Peteran at Cranbrook Art Museum

Cranbrook Art Museum presents images of the work of Toronto artist/designer Gord Peteran included in the current exhibition Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets its Maker.


The exhibition includes numerous pieces assembled from found furniture.


The Cranbrook Art Museum, at Bloomfield Hills in Michigan, USA, is part of the Cranfield Education Community, which includes the famous Cranfield School of Art.


The exhibition runs until 1 April.


Below are details of the exhibition from the Cranbrook Art Museum's website:

Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets Its Maker
February 3, 2007-April 1, 2007
Members’ Opening: February 2, 2007
North Gallery

One of the most innovative artists working in North America today happens to be a woodworker. Toronto’s Gord Peteran has launched a boundary-crossing career, opening up the category of furniture to an unprecedented range of psychological and conceptual content. Sometimes his means are disarmingly simple: his work “A Table Made of Wood" is cobbled together, seemingly at random, from scraps lying on his workshop floor.

At other times, he employs craftsmanship of the highest order, as in “100", a precisely machined occasional table that disassembles into a carrying case like that used for a rifle. Other works suggest specimen cabinets, seesaws and game tables, all twisted into new relevance through subtle manipulation. In all cases, Peteran’s work addresses the specific conditions of furniture even as it subverts those conditions.

Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets its Maker is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chipstone Foundation with generous support from The Windgate Charitable Foundation.