Gallery of Functional Art show highlights some locals
William Stranger's "Tree Screen," above, straddles the worlds of art and functional design. The screen can be installed as an artwork or just as easily used as a headboard or a door. Made from a salvaged walnut tree, the screen ($3,200) also hints at a storied past: a bullet lodged in the tree remains in the finished piece.
Look for the Pasadena furniture maker's work at the Lois Lambert Gallery/Gallery of Functional Art's annual show, "Group 2010," which has opened at the Bergamot Station complex in Santa Monica.
The show also features sculptural lighting by Tanya Clarke, Doron Gazit, David Hrobowski and Ted Swiet, whose "exploding chandelier" is shown at right; armchairs by Eric Ward; stoneware by Joanne Jaffe; mixed-media works by Catherine Coan; and mirrors by Jan Tuckerman.
The gallery is open Tuesdays through Sundays through Sept. 5; 2525 Michigan Ave., No. E-3, Santa Monica, (310) 829-6990.
-- Lisa Boone
Photo credits: Steven De La Cruz