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Upcoming exhibit

From Diners to Detectives: American Vintage & Antique Signs

New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present From Diners to Detectives: American Vintage & Antique Signs, a retrospective exhibit and sale of advertising signs from the 1800s to the present. Celebrating signage forms in America, this exhibit showcases a wide variety of materials employed by sign makers of today and yesteryear: hand-carved and gilded wood, hand-painted tin, printed broadsides, fabricated chrome, fired porcelain, electrified and more.
This summer, visit the Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op and view this eye-catching colorful collection for sale of signs and advertising ephemera from the 19th and 20th centuries and learn more about the different types and techniques of signmaking over the past 150 years. 

A reception will be held on Sunday, July 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Enjoy an afternoon of diner-inspired festive fare and refreshments while touring this fun exhibit of original signs advertising everything from food and fashion to farms and agriculture.
From Diners to Detectives: American Vintage & Antique Signs highlights a wide range of signage graphics as well as a variety of typography styles and hand-lettered fonts. Using materials such as paper, cardboard, wood, tin, steel, porcelain and neon, sign makers in the United States employed a wide variety of techniques to create their works. Signage is initially intended to be practical and functional for commercial use, yet ultimately is artful in composition and execution. These vintage and antique signs, like paintings or photographs, offer a glimpse into times gone by.

Opens July 8th in the Tower Gallery

Please join us for a gallery reception
Sunday, July 30, 2017, 1-3pm
Enjoy diner-inspired festive fare & refreshments!

On view through September 30, 2017

A selection of vintage signs


On view in the galleries

Peter Sandback & Chris Myott: Two New Hampshire Artists & Their Modernist Visions

Watch this video clip of WMUR's NH Chronicle March 8th feature about furniture maker & artist, Peter Sandback. (Note: Worth the wait to load - and you may first see a brief ad!)

Exhibit open daily 10 am - 5 pm
On view in the Tower Gallery & Upstairs Gallery through June 30, 2017

Works by Peter Sandback & Christopher Myott

Works by Peter Sandback (handcrafted tables with inlaid nails patterns) and Christopher Myott (mixed media paintings)

New Hampshire Antique Co-op presents Peter Sandback and Christopher Myott: Two New Hampshire Artists and Their Modernist Visions, a furniture and paintings exhibit of works by these notable Monadnock region artists.

Peter Sandback has gained a national reputation for his intricate pattern work of inlaid nails set into minimalist handmade tables, benches and other functional forms that he designs and builds. Each piece is signed by the artist, complete with a cast pewter piece of chewing gum stuck under the table.

Sandback was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he was immersed in the art world. His father, Fred Sandback (1943-2003), had a studio in SOHO in New York City and gained international acclaim in the 1960s as a minimalist sculptor known for his yarn sculptures, drawings and prints.

Sandback is a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Honoree and has regularly exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, held annually in New York City. His work has been featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine and NH Chronicle. Sandback received a BFA in industrial design from the University of Michigan and a MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved west to San Francisco’s Bay Area, where in 1992 he founded his furniture business. Since 1994, Peter has maintained a studio in Harrisville, New Hampshire.

Christopher Myott’s paintings draw from growing up in the rural northeast and explore his fascination with the industrial decay littering the New England landscape. He is inspired by the oil-soaked color palette of mid-century America and how it has weathered over the years. Myott treats the surface of his paintings like a carving, using graphite sticks, palette knives and handmade tools to scratch into wet paint. Layers of furniture wax and varnish are applied to highlight paint strokes and hard edges created during the painting process. His art is an effort to distill compositions and colors into strong, flat, enduring imagery.

In 2005, Myott received a BS in studio arts at Chester College and thereafter spent two years living and working in Boston. After an apprenticeship at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Myott returned to the Monadnock region of New Hampshire where he currently lives. He works out of his three-story barn studio which is entirely dedicated to making paintings, creating furniture and rebuilding vintage motorcycles.

Myott’s work has been featured in Iron and Air Magazine, Yankee Magazine and other publications. His work can also be found in the permanent collection at Southern New Hampshire University, as well as private collections across the United States and Europe. Myott’s roster of group and solo exhibitions includes Stel’s (Boston), Sharon Arts Gallery and the New Hampshire Regional Art Auction.

Christopher Myott and Peter Sandback: Two New Hampshire Artists and Their Modernist Visions will be on view in the Tower Gallery and Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op through June 30, 2017.

A wine & cheese opening reception was held on Saturday, March 25, in the Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Both Sandback and Myott were on hand to answer questions and discuss their methods and inspirations.


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