ArtScene: 'SHOP' Pontus Willfors

“Shop” is a collection of wooden and aluminum sculptures, many based on themes of transportation. Pontus Willfors has a knack for carefully crafting recognizable objects — cars, bicycles and other utilitarian objects. The highlights in this exhibition include “Wheelchair,” “The Falcon” and “Bicycle,” which is a flattened representation of a streamlined bike. The stunning “Wheelchair” sports branches that stem from the back, arms and wheels of a handmade wooden wheelchair. Willfors is interested in the transformation of everyday objects into lyrical sculptures that join and celebrate natural and man-made forms (Denk Gallery, Downtown). 

-Jody Zellen