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July 2011

Michael McDunn Gallery in Greenville, SC, Features Works by Jerry Maxey

Michael McDunn Art & Craft Gallery in Greenville, SC, is presenting the exhibit, Basketmaker, featuring woven baskets by Jerry Maxey, on view through July 15, 2011. A reception will be held on July 15, from 6-9pm.

Maxey makes large, robust baskets that feature complex and colorful weaves involving mathematical patterns, depictions of flowing water, and other random contortions of dyed and natural rattan. The baskets include wooden rims and bases that Maxey turns on a lathe. Wood comes from local trees felled by storms or other causes, salvaged and repurposed to become part of these remarkable basket forms. Maxey began making baskets in 1987, and after traveling and participating in many craft fairs for over seven years, has turned to gallery and museum exhibitions. These handmade baskets are sought for their impressive size and explorations on traditional and contemporary basketry. Recently, Maxey’s work has received awards from the Pickens County Museum of Art and History, and the Anderson Art Center.

McDunn Fine Craft and Art Gallery showcases original works by over thirty artists of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and the surrounding southeast region. You will find ceramics, paintings, printmaking, basketweaving, woodturning, sculpture, textiles, blacksmithing, studio furniture, and more.

For further info check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call 864/242-0311, or visit (


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