Bring a piece of craft history into your institution’s collection today. form & concept is proud to present collections of individual work and large-scale installation by emerging and established makers in the fine art and craft fields. See below for details on currently available work for acquisition and/or exhibition.
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Priscilla Dobler Dzul | El Volkswagen
El Volkswagen is a stellar embodiment of Priscilla Dobler Dzul's artistic practice: deconstructing familiar objects and spaces with fraught histories, only to reconstruct them using materials and techniques of indigenous Mayan agricultural traditions. Politicizing the traditionally-feminine nature of weaving, Dobler Dzul challenges viewers to explore manufacturing and cultural backgrounds of objects in daily life. The strikingly colorful beauty of the life-sized El Volkswagen is only the surface of a fascinating, yet troublesome, history.
Wood, thread, audio
132 x 5 x 61 1/2 in (335.3 x 12.7 x 165.2 cm)
Sensory-activated soundscape projected from inside the car. Doors open and close.
Tamara Ann Burgh | The Enculturated White Man
A fifteen-year project, The Enculturated White Man: If Early America Had Embraced the Noble Savage Instead of Attempting to Destroy Him by Tamara Burgh (Swede/Inupiat-Kawerak) seeks to artistically answer the question "What if the Indians had won?" Representing an America where the white man adopted Indian symbolism in art and dress, rather than seek to eliminate it, The Enculturated White Man comprises fourteen standing, totem-like sculptures and two wall-hanging pieces. The series suggests a revisionist history of colonial America through a deeply manual meditation on the role of aesthetics in shaping cultural sensibility.
Mixed media. Burgh incorporated countless traditional and contemporary methods: indigenous and early American methods of needlework, colonial pigment-making, wood inlay, mosaic work, and fur trapping, among others.
Sculptures range in size.
Wall-hanging works (sold as a pair): 96 x 72 x 3 in (243.9 x 182.9 x 7.6 cm) each
For the past twenty-five years, Robert Ebendorf has been repurposing existing materials by devising ingenious uses for the discarded, discovering ways to make the used into the new. Known for contemporary jewelry that includes everything from buttons to crab claws, he continues his investigation of “representations.” Ebendorf ’s conceptual approach to jewelry questions the nature of adornment itself, elevating the value of what might otherwise be thrown away or overlooked. By reassessing the meaning of the artifacts of daily life, his pieces often reverse the idea of what is “precious.” If the purpose of art is to locate and reaffirm values in our world, then Ebendorf ’s work is a most relevant mode of contemporary expression.
Mixed media, found objects
Different for each work.