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Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled:
Exhibition and Fundraiser

November 2, 2012 – February 16, 2013

About Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled: Exhibition and Fundraiser

Robin Wood of the UK is an accomplished pole turner and author, known for his historical and functional objects that help keep the tradition of pole turning alive and in front of the public.  The leg-powered process Robin uses results in hundreds or thousands of solid, round chunks that get broken out of the center of the bowl at the last moment.  The refuse of this process is known as a CORE.  The CORES fundraiser was inspired by Robin’s installation in The Center’s Challenge VII: dysFUNctional exhibition (2008).  He submitted a pile of CORES, representing the remainders of bowls turned over a two-year period, and a video, documenting how bowl turning on his pole lathe results in heaps of CORES.

The CORES, of various woods, are unique in color, size and shape, depending on the interior shape and diameter of Robin’s bowls. They range from 2” x 2” to 3” x 4.”  Many are hand-sized; a few are the size of two hands. Robin Wood donated to the Center 100 cores to be used for this exhibit. The Center sent out a core to select artists unseen who have agreed to rework and turn the Core into a new piece of art. Sales of the work exhibited in Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled will go to benefiting the Center’s 2013 programming.

Exhibition Artists

Hayami Arakawa
Michael Bauermeister
Derek Bencomo
Garry Knox Bennett
Jérôme Blanc
Jon Brooks
Phil Brown
Zina and Sorin Burloiu
Michael de Forest
Luc Deroo
Neil Donovan
Peter Exton
Doug Finkel
Ron Fleming
Satoshi Fujinuma
Peter Harrison
Doug Haslam
Michelle Holzapfel
Richard Hooper
Beth Ireland
Michael Kehs
Max Krimmel
Simon Levy
Yoav Liberman
Robert Lyon
Gord Peteran
Michael Peterson
Hilary Pfeifer
Carl Pittman
Jeannette Rein
Gabriel Romeu
Randall Rosenthal
Jamie Russell
Joshua Salesin
Norm Sartorius
Merryll Saylan
Michael Scarborough
David Sengel
Michael Shuler
Jack Slentz
Brad Smith
Alan Stirt
Holly Tornheim
Neil Turner
Joel Urruty
Derek Weidman
Christopher Weiland
Kim Winkle
Robin Wood