This past weekend I went by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC). If forced to be honest, I actually accompanied a friend and her daughter because, earlier in the month, they participated in a workshop and needed to pick up the fruits of their labor (AKA a charm made of copper clay). We retrieved the charm and as we were walking out, I stopped my friend and said, “Lets peek around.” I’m so glad we did!!
Currently showing at the HCCC is the visually striking and audibly moving, Transference by glass artist, Andy Paiko and experimental sound artist, Ethan Rose. Transference, which was first commissioned and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, derives its inspiration from glass musical instruments of the 18th century. Along the gallery walls and atop pedestals, hand-blown, clear glass bowls are mounted and wired to rotate in an indeterminate sequence that produces sound. If you aren’t able to envision this, just think about how a record player works. You remember those, right? Or did I just date myself?
Anyhow, the exhibit is truly impressive to say the least! If you love art like I love art, you should go and check it out. Transference will be up through May 13, 2012. Don’t miss out!