Transmutations: Material Reborn

Posted February 4, 2010 in Press Releases

Outrageous Plastic & Resin Jewelry at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Stop by the Artist Hall at HCCC to see this stunning array of wearables made from plastic LEGO® toy parts, precious materials, and found objects! Curated by celebrated jeweler, Susan Sloan.

TRANSMUTATIONS: Material Reborn showcases 28 international jewelry artists who transform materials, such as resin, latex, rubber, vinyl, and thermoplastics, into outrageous jewelry and wearable art. The exhibition includes pieces meant for everyday adornment, as well as those that make a larger-than-life statement—some of which are created in combination with more conventional materials, such as gold, silver, pearls, and gemstones. The exhibition includes the work of local artist, Masumi Kataoka, a recipient of the 2009 Individual Artist Grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. Her work exhibited in Transmutations was made with the generous support of this grant.

WHEN: Exhibition Dates: January 16 – March 21, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
(The opening is in conjunction with two other exhibitions, Iron: Forged, Tempered, Quenched and eXtreme Tea, opening the same weekend in the main galleries.)

WHERE: In the Artist Hall at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street (at Rosedale); Phone: 713-529-4848.

ADMISSION: FREE to the public

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