In “Interventions” Yoav Liberman exhibits new works he created from found objects and discarded wood while in residence as a Windgate Scholar at the Purchase College School of Art + Design.
The sculptural furniture pieces will be displayed at the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery January 17-Feb. 4 in Visual Arts Building. Hours are M-F 9 to 5 PM or by appointment. 914-251-6765.
“Found objects and discarded wood are the ‘raw material’ for my work,” says Liberman. “They provide the basis out of which a new piece will be formed. I find myself especially inspired by the hidden potential in objects which are no longer desirable for their original purpose, the lid of a now missing frying pan, the frame of an old metal filing cabinet. When combined with other materials they can be reincarnated as new, functional and aesthetically interesting pieces. I am always prowling through people’s discarded wares—I sketch, study, and eventually design new elements to help transform the undesirable into the coveted.”
The Windgate Artist in Residence Program is an ongoing residency in applied design with an emphasis in studio furniture. It advances the career of practicing artists, prepares students as professionals artists, and strengthens awareness of the significance of applied design.
Yoav Liberman received his architectural degree from the Israel Institute of Technology. He was Artist-in-Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts (2001-2003) and joined Eliot House at Harvard University in 2003 where he teaches woodworking and furniture design. He has won numerous awards and his works have been published in leading publications and books.