Student Exhibit: Furniture Forms on Display at Lavish

Published on Fri, January 29, 2010


The exhibition, Furniture Forms, will be featured at Lavish in downtown Scranton during the month of February. The exhibition of works by Marywood students will showcase some of the best work created by art students of the region in recent years. All work was designed and created by students enrolled in Marywood University's Three Dimensional Design advanced class during the 2009 fall term.

The exhibition demonstrates the diversity in the field of contemporary studio furniture and presents outstanding achievement in design and art by university students. The concepts for the work were part of an intense fifteen-week involvement with design principles applied to personal interpretations and creative directions of all participants. Tables, benches, and chairs are paired with art objects as well as standing freely as fine art. The influence of sculpture is apparent. Attention to geometry, line, color, and surface are aspects of the works which contribute to our understanding and appreciation of furniture as art.

The exhibition is a welcomed joint venture between the owners of Lavish, Marywood's Department of Art and School of Architecture. The partnership formed to focus on bringing creativity into the Scranton area.  The concept for the showing was initiated by Marywood Sculpture and Three Dimensional Design program studio technician, Tim Clauss, who recognized the potential for a public presentation of the work. An accomplished and recognized craftsman in the Art Department and the region, Mr. Clauss worked with students and the program coordinators, Maria MacDonald and Robert Griffith, to bring the exhibition to Lavish.