Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet
June 4, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Upper Tarlow Gallery
This striking exhibition of artist-made mallets and balls features 21 of the world’s leading wood artists, each exploring the function, form, and historic allure of the enduring sport of croquet. In reimagining the ball and mallet, the show’s exhibitors explore a wide range of subjects—from creative concerns to contemporary social issues—with clarity, wit, and technical skill. Exhibition curators—Jennifer-Navva Milliken, Artistic Director at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, PA, and furniture maker Silas Kopf from Northampton, MA—are both amateur devotees of the sport.
Participating artists include Ted Blachly, Mark del Guidice, Annie Evelyn, Amy Forsyth, Scott Grove, Michael Hosaluk, Thomas Hucker, Katie Hudnall, Beth Ireland, Yuri Kobayashi, Silas Kopf, Jim Macdonald, Adam John Manley, Craig Nutt, Graeme Priddle, Ellie Richards, Sylvie Rosenthal, Mark Sfirri, Alf Sharp, Elizabeth Spotswood Spencer, and Kimberly Winkle.
This exhibition is made possible with support from the Gretchen Keyworth Exhibition Fund.