“If this is breaking our hearts, if this cultural erosion has come so far, that this is what we’re doing for a living, and this is the story that we’re telling, and this is the part of our culture that we have to exploit in order to put food on our table […] what would our ancestors be thinking?”
-Rose B. Simpson
Broken Boxes, an exhibition curated by Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger, features Rose B. Simpson and 40 other creators from around the world who are affecting change in their work. All of the participants have appeared on Dunnill’s Broken Boxes Podcast. The show opens at form & concept on Friday, August 18 from 5-7 pm. Click here to learn more, and make sure to RSVP on Facebook.
White noise appears to pulse from Melissa Cody’s textile, Navajo Transcendent. Surrounded by neon-colored stepped patterns, reminiscent of the traditional Navajo “Germantown dazzler,” blocks of black and white pixels vibrate with visual intensity. Cody, who pivots between weaving, hip hop, and graphic art, is among twelve artists who are redefining “craft” in form & concept’s inaugural exhibition, Made in the Desert (through August 22). Like Cody, who remixes long-established motifs and media with contemporary pigments and compositions, other artists in Made in the Desert nod to the past, present, and future in their offerings.