Date & Time
Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
Venue
Community Room at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street

As part of Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitsch, HCCC is pleased to invite you to an Artist Talk by Debra Broz. The event will take place on Saturday, February 20, at 2:00 PM in the Community Room at HCCC.

Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitsch explores the alteration and customization of the sentimental trinkets in our everyday lives. By mixing, sampling, and adding layers, Debra Broz and Nick DeFord rework found tchotchkes. Like mastering a record to produce a polished sound, Broz and DeFord fine-tune their kitsch mementos for an exciting final effect.

About Debra Broz

Debra Broz began falling in love with small, unusual things while growing up in rural central Missouri. She received her BFA from Maryville University, St. Louis, in 2003. She then moved to Austin, Texas, where she worked as a mixed-media artist, ceramics restorer, and visual-arts nonprofit director for eight years. In late 2013, she moved to Los Angeles, where she continues her artistic and restoration practices, and is an arts adviser and advocate. Her sculpture has been exhibited throughout the country, including the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California and The Contemporary Austin (formerly the Austin Museum of Art). She has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, the Huffington Post and in The Art of Ceramics, a recent book of contemporary works published in Barcelona.

In her practice, she breaks apart second-hand porcelain animal figurines, combining the pieces to create ceramic oddities. Broz uses her ceramics-restoration techniques to dismantle, dissect, and recompose the found kitsch figurines as a means of investigating the effect of altered objects, especially those that were once valued and later discarded. Her seamless surgeries create works that humorously reflect irregularities in society and nature. Broz offers considerations about the power of kitsch and sentimentality by redirecting emotion from the object to the subject, creating a fantasy of emotion and the reassurance it provides the viewer. Her modifications disrupt that fantasy, and instead ask viewers to question the world around them. To see her restoration work please visit www.scienceofartrestoration.com.

For more information about Debra, visit: https://www.debrabroz.com/

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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