Exhibit opens Friday at Indi Go Artist Co-op
CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition "Forest to Table" opening Friday at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C, will feature furniture and silver-print photographs.
The furniture, from lumber produced on the photographer's land in northwestern Illinois, is made by Daniel Schneider, a professor in the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Schneider uses lumber processed by Michael and Patricia Johnson on their 40-acre tree farm. Michael Johnson takes large-format silver prints, using view cameras.
The opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and the exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 3.
The exhibit viewing hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The show explores the connection between the tree and the furniture made from it, highlighting the creative process that starts with the management of the forest, moving through the processing of lumber to its selection and transformation into furniture.
Schneider says he is inspired by classic pieces of mid-century designers, with an emphasis on the careful selection of figured woods and grain.