AMERICAN HAIKU: THE WOODCUTS OF TED FAIERS
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art / 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis , TN October 20, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Memphis artist Ted Faiers (1908-1985) will be featured in an exhibition of woodcuts selected from the permanent collection. Although Faiers is better known for his large relief paintings, this exhibition will present woodcuts that reflect his great affinity for woodworking and his masterful use of the medium. The prints will range from his early abstract period in the 1950s to his figural work of the 60s and 70s. In his later work, the artist comments on American culture and social issues of the time through humor and social satire, as well as presenting powerful observations of the human condition.
images: Ted Faiers, American (b. England, active in Memphis), 1908-1985, Blow Gabriel Blow, 1960, Woodcut, artist’s proof Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of the Edward Faiers Print Fund, Burton Callicott Chairman 89.31.16 © Estate of the artist