Philip & Matt Moulthrop Exhibition

Heller Gallery

poster for Philip & Matt Moulthrop Exhibition

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Since 1986 Heller Gallery has had the privilege of representing the exquisite turned wood forms of the highly acclaimed Moulthrop family. Even though Ed, the family patriarch, passed away in 2003 the family tradition continues.

For three generations the Moulthrop family has worked in understated Modernist shapes, using local varieties of wood to reveal the natural beauty of the grain. Each piece is a transformation of a rough section of tree into a vibrant form. The wood contains unknown opportunities and patterns that are only revealed as it is turned on the lathe. Experience has taught the Moulthrops to read the wood and see the potential in different species such as ashleaf maple, loblolly pine, red maple, and wild cherry. Their bowls represent a marriage between nature and the man made, with mindfulness to reveal the natural beauty that is already within.

We present the latest collection of Philip and Matt Moultrop’s vessels, continuing a gallery tradition of representing outstanding work by a family which can be considered a national treasure. The Moulthrops are the recipients of numerous honors and awards. This year Philip was honored with a Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities and Matt’s work is included in the prestigious “40 under 40: Craft Futures” exhibition at the Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, which will remain on view through February 3, 2013.

[Image: Philip Moulthrop "Tuliptree" (2012) turned wood 8 1/2 X 14 in.]



from November 17, 2012 to December 22, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-11-17 from 15:00 to 17:00

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