In Residence: 16th Edition

August 26, 2023 — June 9, 2024
Artist Hall

Opening Reception
Friday, August 25, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Tour of “In Residence: 16th Edition”
Saturday, August 26, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

HCCC is pleased to present In Residence: 16th Edition, an annual exhibition celebrating the Center’s Artist Residency Program, which has supported artists working in the field of craft for more than two decades. The show features works in fiber, clay, and wood, as well as raw and recycled materials, by 2022-2023 resident artists Bennie Flores Ansell, Margot Becker, Felicia Francine Dean, Juan Carlos Escobedo, Ian Gerson, Miles Lawton Gracey, Guadalupe Hernandez, Yeonsoo Kim, Shradha Kochhar, Lakea Shepard, and Rebekah Sweda.

The Artist Residency Program at HCCC provides local, regional, and international artists with a space for creative exploration, exchange, and collaboration with other artists, arts professionals, and the public. HCCC Curatorial Fellow Cydney Pickens notes, “The resident artist experience is often characterized by the finished artwork. Uniquely, this exhibition will include photos, mementos, clippings, and sketches from each resident’s studio to illustrate the nonlinear nature of creative production and show some of the fun and silly moments from this past year.”

In Residence: 16th Edition was curated by HCCC Curatorial Fellow, Cydney Pickens. More information about the Artist Residency Program can be found here.

Note: These are representative images and may not be on view in the exhibition.

Image credits:

  1. Margot Becker, Chasing Myself through Earthsea 1-4,” 2022. Handwoven cotton and linen. 18 x 24 inches. Photo courtesy the artist.
  2. Margot Becker, “encounters shape us through desire,” 2022. Handwoven linen and cotton, acrylic paint. 29 x 29 inches. Photo courtesy the artist.
  3. Felicia Francine Dean, “Knotty,” 2012. Mixed media (steel, galvanized wire, felt, foam, twine and paint). 31 ¼ x 22 x 35 ½ inches. Photo courtesy the artist.
  4. Felicia Francine Dean, “UnderWear BW1 OuterWear FC1,” 2017. Basswood, 11 x 8 x 8 inches. Wool Felt, 11 x 10 x 10 inches. Photo by John Carlano.
  5. Juan Carlos Escobedo, “Face-it Face Shield x J. ESC,” 2021. Brown cardboard, white paper, plastic. 6.5 x 9.5 x 2.5 inches. Photo by Shannon Bright.
  6. Juan Carlos Escobedo, “Face Mask and Fit-IN Jacket x J.ESC,” 2021. White paper, brown cardboard. 3.5 x 12 x 3; 30 x48 x12 inches. Photo by Shannon Bright.
  7. Ian Gerson,Future Survival Vest,” 2023. Found ropes, mylar emergency blanket, personal clothing scraps, hand-dyed mesh and muslin, construction netting, dried palm fronds, used glow-stick bracelets, found string, metal hardware, grommets, safety pins. 36 x 24 x 10 inches. Photo by Jean Shon.
  8. Ian Gerson, “Threshold,” 2022. Found ropes, dried palm fronds, mylar emergency blanket, found and hand-dyed mesh, clothing scraps, found plastic strap suspended from painted and stained poplar and pine. 56 x 36 x 2 inches. Photo by Nash Baker.
  9. Miles Lawton Gracey, “Loose Ends,” 2021. Bubinga, camphor, ebony, brass, glass curved sliding doors, pierced carved panel, ebony drawer bottoms, spicy camphor smell, shop-made locking pin, glass shelf off wall.  22 x 52 x 18 inches. Photo by Todd Sorenson.
  10. Ash, nutmeg, ebony. 13 x 5 x 6 inches. Photo by Mark Juliana.
  11. Guadalupe Hernandez, “Buenos y Baratos,” 2022. Hand-cut lokta paper. 37 x 45 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.
  12. Guadalupe Hernandez, “Manos Trabajadoras,” 2022. Hand-cut lokta paper. 34 x 44 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.