Jon Brooks: A Collaboration with Nature
March 19, 2011 - June 12, 2011
New Hampshire wood artist and Manchester native Jon Brooks (born 1944) has been a leading member of the studio furniture movement for the last 40 years. A sculptor and furniture maker, Brooks is known for the innovative quality and poetic imagery of his work, as well as for his exploration of the line between function and art. His work is inspired by and constructed from the sinuous and contorted branches and trees that he harvests from the forest surrounding his New Boston, NH home. This was the first retrospective exhibition of his career and was accompanied by the first catalogue devoted to his work.