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Patrick Dougherty

March 7, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty was awarded the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art in 2011. He works with twigs and branches to create site-specific installations. Woven together and held in place by tension, Dougherty's sculptures have a whimsical quality, inspired by his childhood adventures exploring the woods of North Carolina. At the Gibbes, Dougherty will create a site-specific sculpture in the Museum's glass atrium, creating a visual connection between the interior gallery space and the lush outdoor garden.

The documentary Bending Sticks, will be screened at the Gibbes on Wednesday, March 1 at 6pm. The film is free with Museum admission. Learn more.

Dougherty will give an artist talk at the opening reception of the installation on Friday, March 24 at 6pm. $25 Members | $35 Non-Members. Purchase Tickets.

<em>Close Ties</em>, 2006, by Patrick Dougherty; Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland. Photo: Fin Macrae.

Close Ties, 2006, by Patrick Dougherty; Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland. Photo: Fin Macrae.

<em>Summer Palace</em>, 2009, by Patrick Dougherty. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Photo: Rob Cardillo

Summer Palace, 2009, by Patrick Dougherty. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Photo: Rob Cardillo

<em>Sortie de Cave</em>, 2008, by Patrick Dougherty. Jardin des Arts, Chateaubourg, France. Photo: Charles Crie

Sortie de Cave, 2008, by Patrick Dougherty. Jardin des Arts, Chateaubourg, France. Photo: Charles Crie

<em>Call of the Wild</em>, 2002, by Patrick Dougherty. Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. Photo: Duncan Price.

Call of the Wild, 2002, by Patrick Dougherty. Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. Photo: Duncan Price.

<em>Ain't Misbehavin'</em>, 2010, by Patrick Dougherty; Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. Photo: Zan Maddox.

Ain't Misbehavin', 2010, by Patrick Dougherty; Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. Photo: Zan Maddox.

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