Current exhibits at Boston-area art galleries
Critic Cate McQuaid reviews shows at area art galleries, including “Furniture With Soul,” at Gallery NAGA. Studio furniture is furniture that is also art. Good studio furniture is lovingly crafted, originally designed, and often has an animating wit. Maybe that’s why furniture maker David Savage called his 2011 book surveying the field in the United States and the United Kingdom “Furniture With Soul: Master Woodworkers and Their Craft.” Savage takes a two-pronged approach, identifying both masters of the genre and up-and-comers.