OBJECTS: REDUX—50 Years of Craft EvolutionOpening Reception: Friday, January 31, 5-7pm 31 January - 27 March 2020
Join us for the opening reception of OBJECTS: REDUX, featuring over 70 pieces of craft history. Ranging from textile, jewelry, metal, and enamel to wood, ceramics and glass, the exhibition positions work by artists from the Smithsonian's original 1969 show OBJECTS: USA alongside innovative craft objects and wearables by contemporary makers.
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Introducing Tanya CraneAbout the Artist
Tanya Crane’s intricate metal work dwells within a liminal existence between prejudice and privilege. Reared in a white middle class suburb of Los Angeles, Crane’s experience with blackness was limited to visiting her father in South Central Los Angeles. This dual existence has deeply informed her practice.
Crane received her MFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, and her BFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Currently, Crane is a Professor of the Practice in Metals at the School Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. She is the 2018 SNAG Emerging Artist selected to present at SOFA Chicago, the 2017 recipient of the Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award and the Haystack Mountain School Artist Residency, and the 2018 receipient of the Smitten Forum Metalsmithing Residency at Ghost Ranch, NM. Her first solo exhibition, "Tributaries: Polarity," opened in January of 2019 at the Metal Museum in Memphis.
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Saturday, February 1, 2pm
OBJECTS: REDUX curator William Dunn is joined by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft curator Kathryn Hall for a talk on how 50 years made craft contemporary.
Saturday, March 14, 2pm
A short screening of the 2014 documentary on artist J. Fred Woell is followed by an informal discussion on craft today, with artists Patricia Wheeler and Robert Ebendorf.
In the shop: Rachel DonnerSelect Work