Exhibitions

David Ellsworth

Intersphere, 1991, from the Solstice Series

burned ash and pigment, 14 x 16 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 40.6 x 24.2 cm)

Gift of Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Photo by Dirk Bakker

 

Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection

On view February 21, 2015 to June 21, 2015

Located in the: Dodge Gallery 2

Rendered by lathe and carving tools, common and exotic woods are transformed into nearly 100 complex sculptural forms with alluring surfaces and textures. Massachusetts collectors Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen have assembled this premier collection of contemporary wood art that is international in scope and diverse in form. Experience the beauty, sensuality and sculptural qualities of wood.

The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided support for this exhibition.

 

Images

Hal Metlitzky

Hal Metlitzky

Double Helix (detail), 2012. Black walnut, yellowheart, pernambuco, santine, holly, imbuia, old growth East Indian rosewood, East Indian ebony (6,500 pieces of wood), 10 x 19 in.

The Montalto Bohlen Collection.

© 2014 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.

Stuart Mortimer

Stuart Mortimer

Squid Series #2, 2002. Pink ivory, ebony, 22 1/2 x 7 x 7 1/4 in.

The Montalto Bohlen Collection.

Photo by Dirk Bakker.

Brad Sells

Brad Sells

Whirl (detail), 2003. Cherry, 19 x 30 x 18 in.

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of Lillian Montalto Bohlen.

© 2014. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.

Binh Po

Binh Po

Seven Poppies, 2009. Box elder, acrylic paints, 10 x 6 x 6 in.

The Montalto Bohlen Collection.

Photo by Terry Martin.

Frank Sudol and Cam Merkle

Frank Sudol and Cam Merkle

Hawks & Owls, 2000. Birch, acrylic paint, 12 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.

The Montalto Bohlen Collection.

Photo by Terry Martin.

David Ellsworth

David Ellsworth

Intersphere, 1991, from the Solstice Series

burned ash and pigment, 14 x 16 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 40.6 x 24.2 cm)

Gift of Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Photo by Dirk Bakker

 

Related Events

Members’ Open House and Evening Reception for Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection ›
Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection
Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10am - 9pm

Members $20, Guests $25

Open House
10 am-5 pm
No reservations required

 

Members' Evening Reception
6:30-9 pm
Watch several artists from the exhibition demonstrate the art of wood turning. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Members $20, Guests $25

Click here to register online

Further Reading