Date & Time
Saturday, August 8, 2015 10:00 am
to 5:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Stop by HCCC this Saturday, August 8th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for an opportunity to meet New Mexico metalsmith Brian Fleetwood, who is in town to talk with visitors throughout the day about his ongoing project, Artificial Dissemination. Mimicking biological communities through systems made up of jewelry and their human hosts, the artist illustrates epistemology—the theory and organization of knowledge.

Fleetwood utilizes the human body as a habitat for his jewelry, as his pieces appear to grow from their wearer like lichens. For the upcoming Artist Hall exhibition, Artifice of Nature, Brian will create a few new pieces based on his visit to Houston. Featuring his work and the work of Susan Beiner, Artifice of Nature (September 12 – December 27, 2015) explores the way in which nature is captured, reconstructed, presented, and dissected for human enjoyment and consumption.

Detail of brooch by Brian Fleetwood,  from the series “Artificial Dissemination.” Raw silk, cotton, polyester, wood, rubber, steel, PLA, graphite, ink. Photo by Brian Fleetwood.

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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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