In Their Own Time: The Arts of Carl McKenzie and Adam Brandau
February 1 - April 20, 1996

Promotional exhibition postcard featuring image of three wooden dolls

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present In Their Own Time: The Art of Carl McKenzie and Adam Brandau from February 1 through April 20, 1996. Organized in part by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum and Liz Bank, a Columbus fine art collector and dealer, the exhibition features nearly 200 colorful objects from the work of folk artists Carl McKenzie and Adam Brandau. This retrospective exhibition of 90-year-old Carl McKenzie’s work is the first in the country to trace the creative development of the self-taught Kentucky sculptor. Items in the exhibition represent every aspect of the artist’s endeavors and are fine examples of Appalachian woodcarving. Included are letter openers, articulated dolls, wall hangers, pipes with faces, painted and unpainted canes featuring snakes, lizards, alligators and human figures, a wide variety of animal sculpture, contemporary figures, historical figures and religious subjects.