Friday, February 12, 2010

Not the Family Jewels!

"Not the Family Jewels!" is an exhibition exploring non-precious and in some cases “not-so-wearable” wearable artworks . Artists include: Gabriel Craig, Arthur Hash, Lauren Kalman (shown), Masumi Kataoka, Katja Korsawe, Edward McCartney, Gwendolyn McLarty, Erika Pahk, Natalya Pinchuk, Gary Schott, Amy Weiks, and Kristi Wilson.

Some materials and approaches in the show include credit cards, fishing bobs, felt, performance, rawhide, rubber bands, seed bombs, terry cloth, video, vintage quilt remnants, and zip ties.

March 2010, the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will be meeting in Houston for their annual conference. So timing, along with my own artistic interests in non-traditional materials (if there is such a distinction) and exhibition contexts (in this case the body) fueled my interest in sharing these artists’ work.

Show location:
Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005

Opening reception: Saturday, February 6, 8-10pm
Curator’s talk at 7:30pm

Closing reception: Thursday, March 11, 7-10pm
Show runs through Sunday, March 14, 2010.

Click here and here to read/see more on the show!

Mina and Dan Graur as “walking” art exhibitions. Mina generously loaned two pieces from her collection for the exhibition.

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