Mark Lindquist-Revolutions in Wood, Lia Cook-Material Allusions

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"Lia Cook: Material Allusions" and "Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood" vividly showcase these influential artists who bring new tools and ideas to the age-old crafts of wood-turning and weaving. At the same time, their art encompasses both ancient themes and modern issues.

"In recent years, Mark Lindquist has revolutionized wood-turning techniques by embracing the chain saw as a tool capable of producing delicate but searing results, while Lia Cook's most successful textiles marry the look of Old World tapestries with innovations made possible through computer-aided technology," said Smithsonian American Art Museum Director Elizabeth Broun.