Mischief Making: Contemporary Craftsman Jake Cress

January 28, 2011 - June 19, 2011

Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries

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Jake Cress views himself not as a studio craft artist or a sculptor, but as a cabinetmaker, a descendant of the very craftsmen whom the Cultural Heritage Project documents and honors. The Fincastle, Virginia artisan’s work ranges from the traditional to his more well-known “animated” works – chairs that carve their own arms, clocks that swat at mice with their pendulums, and tables with crutches for legs. Cress’s truly original approach to his craft removes himself and his work from the enormity often associated with contemporary craft and into a purposefully light-hearted realm.