“This Is Not A Chair,” a sculpture exhibit by Drew Langsner, will be display September 30-October 2 at the studio/workshop of Jim Dillon, in Avodale Estates Georgia (just east of Atlanta).
Before becoming renowned for his country woodcraft, chairmaking and teaching, Langsner (author of “Country Woodcraft: Then & Now,” among other books), earned an MFA in sculpture. Recently, now that retirement from teaching has allowed him more time, Langsner has been sculpting with material ranging from twigs to entire lightning-struck trees. In 2020, he noticed intriguing shapes in wooden chairs – shapes that have nothing to do with the chairs’ function – and began liberating those shapes from old, damaged chairs, combining them into new forms. The result is the work on display in “This Is Not a Chair.”
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The exhibit is open Friday, Sep 30. from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct 1. from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 2 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The studio/shop is located at 2895 Washington St, Avondale Estates, Georgia.