Date & Time
Friday, February 5, 2016 5:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Please join HCCC for the opening of three new winter/spring exhibitions: At Your Service in the Main Gallery, Found Subjects: Works by Sondra Sherman in the Front Gallery, and Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitsch in the Artist Hall. The evening will also feature open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists, and a live set by DJ Andy V.

At Your Service
On view February 5 – May 8, 2016
Main Gallery

At Your Service is an exhibition that examines the plate as a cultural touchstone beyond its everyday utility. Curators Amelia Toelke and Niki Johnson join their own works with pieces by an international selection of artists in this stunning exhibition. Whether serving as the canvas for a large-scale painting, cast into three-dimensional sculptures, or transformed into willow patterned jewelry, the plates of At Your Service are both alluring and thought provoking. They cause us to reflect, from anthropological and art historical perspectives, upon the social, cultural, and utilitarian significance of the dishes in our own cupboards. Whether decorative, commemorative, or kitsch, the plates in this exhibition are more than surfaces upon which we serve food. In material culture, plates are alternately status symbols, commemorative objects, and functional household items.

Found Subjects: Works by Sondra Sherman
On view February 5 – May 8, 2016
Front Gallery

In Found Subjects, an exhibition of work by jeweler Sondra Sherman, the artist creates unique brooches and necklaces prompted by the individual books she has collected over many years. Sherman cuts into the pages of each book, giving them new life as they house the jewelry they inspired.

Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitsch
On view February 5 – May 8, 2016
Artist Hall

Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitsch features the works of mixed-media artist and ceramic restorer, Debra Broz, and fiber artist, Nick DeFord. Turntable Kitsch explores the alteration and customization of the sentimental trinkets in our everyday lives. By mixing, sampling, and adding layers, the artists 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.

Above, from left to right: Gésine Hackenburg, “Kitchen Necklace,” 2006. Old and antique earthenware, thread. Photo by Corriette Schoenaerts. Debra Boz, “Double Deer,” 2015. Secondhand ceramics, sculpting compound, paint on wooden stand. Photo by Rebecca Marino. Sondra Sherman, “Listen the Wind Necklace,” 2010. Sterling silver (hollow construction). Photo courtesy Sienna Patti Contemporary. 

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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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