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October 4, 2017
Member News

Jack Larimore of Cecil Baker + Partners Exhibits Work at Philadelphia Museum of Art

By Mary Tasillo
Jack’s work combines a reverence for organic material with the art of sculpture – suggesting function, while utilizing natural and animal forms.

Cecil Baker + Partners recognizes Jack Larimore, Senior Associate, Interiors, whose work is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “At the Center: Masters of American Craft” features a selection of his sculpture made from materials that include salvaged wood, plaster, bronze and glass. Jack’s work is accompanied by pieces from two other key figures in the field of American contemporary craft: fiber artist Yvonne Pacanovsky Bobrowicz and jeweler Sharon Church.

Jack’s work combines a reverence for organic material with the art of sculpture – suggesting function, while utilizing natural and animal forms. Maintaining a studio in Bridgeton NJ, Larimore continues to seek renewal in old timbers and trunks, his work provoking contemplation on the interface between humanity, reparation and ecology. The work is on view in Gallery 119 on the first floor through July 2018. A reception and talk are to be announced.

Jack joined Cecil Baker + Partners in 2014 after a long history of collaboration with the firm. He has a distinguished reputation as a sculptor and furniture maker, as well as a background in landscape architecture. Jack has extensive experience building productive relationships with clients through art and furniture commissions, where he has applied an inclusive approach to design, relying on thoughtful communication and an openness to possibilities. Adhering to an organic design process, Jack cultivates a direct evolution of the project from the individuals and the site, resulting in inimitable environments. He brings an intimate knowledge of materials and finishes, and his passion for the richness of layered experiences is reflected in his design work.

Jack grew up in the cherry orchard region of northeastern Michigan and earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Michigan State University before coming to Philadelphia. Since 1983, he has worked as a sculptor and furniture maker and as an educator. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in major private and public collections. Additionally, he has served as an Advisory Board Member of The Furniture Society, as a Trustee for the Center for Art in Wood and as a Board member at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

Cecil Baker + Partners is an architecture firm providing design services to governmental, educational, institutional and private sector clients. Established in 1982 and based in Philadelphia, the firm's services include feasibility studies, programming, design of new structures, adaptive reuse of existing structures, and interior design.

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