Visual Arts

The World Is Bending

When: May 17-June 30 2013

Bending wood is one of those art techniques that I don’t understand — I’ve never witnessed it or been overly interested to read about it. It looks complicated and I kind of enjoy keeping its twisted process a mystery. Folks who share a view similar to mine or who appreciate the craftsmanship of this art form will want to visit New Gallery of Modern art for sculptor Rick Lazes’ The World Is Bending exhibit. Lazes, better known as CEO of the N.C. Music Factory, has been sculpting for three decades. The latest exhibit, filled with sleek, curvy, sharp designs and wood work is described as making “a social statement about the changes and challenges that people around the world are encountering during the early part of the 21st century.”

Anita Overcash

Price: Free admission