Saturday, May 24, 2014

John Cederquist: Illusions in Wood at Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad

By Patricia Frischer

March 30 – May 25

San Juan Capistrano artist John Cederquist is considered one of the top 100 Craftsmen in America with works in the American Craft Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Museum. A sculptor known for playful trompe-l'œil wood assemblages and furniture that blur the distinctions between reality and illusion. Cederquist’s unique constructions combine two-dimensional inlaid images of everything from Japanese prints to popular cartoons with three dimensional furniture forms. 

I was particularly taken with his ironic series of art works making themselves. It was a pleasure to see all these works.


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